Cassandra: A Novel and Four Essays (Paperback)

Cassandra: A Novel and Four Essays By Christa Wolf, Jan Van Heurck (Translated by) Cover Image
By Christa Wolf, Jan Van Heurck (Translated by)
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In this volume, the distinguished East German writer Christa Wolf retells the story of the fall of Troy, but from the point of view of the woman whose visionary powers earned her contempt and scorn. Written as a result of the author's Greek travels and studies, Cassandra speaks to us in a pressing monologue whose inner focal points are patriarchy and war. In the four accompanying pieces, which take the form of travel reports, journal entries, and a letter, Wolf describes the novel's genesis. Incisive and intelligent, the entire volume represents an urgent call to examine the past in order to insure a future.

About the Author

Christa Wolf (1929-2011) was one of the most celebrated German writers of the twentieth century. Wolf was a central figure in East German literature and politics, and is the author of many books, including the novels The Quest for Christa T., Patterns of Childhood, and Cassandra.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374519049
ISBN-10: 0374519048
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: May 1st, 1988
Pages: 320
Language: English