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City of angels or, : The overcoat of Dr. Freud

Author: Christa Wolf; Damion Searls
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the writer Christa Wolf was granted access to her newly declassified Stasi files. She was not surprised to discover forty-two volumes of documents produced by the East German secret police. But what was surprising was a thin green folder whose contents told an unfamiliar story: in the early 1960s, Wolf had been an informant for the Communist government. And yet, thirty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945
Fiction
Named Person: Christa Wolf; Christa Wolf
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christa Wolf; Damion Searls
ISBN: 9780374269357 0374269351 0374534292 9780374534295
OCLC Number: 793911020
Description: 315 p. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Stadt der Engel, oder, The overcoat of Dr. Freud.
City of angels or, The overcoat of Dr. Freud
Responsibility: Christa Wolf ; translated from the German by Damion Searls.

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Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the author began to sort through her newly declassified Stasi files. Known for her defiance and outspokenness, she was not especially surprised to  Read more...

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