Christa Wolf (born Christa Ihlenfeld on March 18, 1929) is a German literary critic, novelist, and essayist. Events 37 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius ' will and proclaims Caligula emperor Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Literary criticism is the study discussion evaluation and interpretation of Literature. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story An essay is usually a short piece of writing It is often written from an author's personal point of view. She is one of the best-known writers to emerge from the former East Germany. The German Democratic Republic ( GDR; Deutsche Demokratische Republik DDR; commonly known in English as East Germany) was a Socialist state
Wolf was born in Landsberg an der Warthe in the Province of Brandenburg. Gorzów Wielkopolski (abbreviated Gorzów Wlkp; Landsberg an der Warthe is a city in western Poland, on the Warta river with 125780 inhabitants (2005 } The Province of Brandenburg (Provinz Brandenburg was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Free State of Prussia from 1815 to 1946 As a result of World War II, Wolf and her family were expelled from their home across the new Oder-Neisse border in 1945 and they settled in Mecklenburg, in what would become the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The expulsion of Germans after World War II was the Forced migration and Ethnic cleansing of German nationals ( Reichsdeutsche) and ethnic The Oder-Neisse line (Granica na Odrze i Nysie Łużyckiej Oder-Neiße-Grenze was drawn in the aftermath of World War II as the eastern border of Germany and Mecklenburg ( Low German: Mekelnborg) is a region in northern Germany comprising the western and larger part of the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern The German Democratic Republic ( GDR; Deutsche Demokratische Republik DDR; commonly known in English as East Germany) was a Socialist state She joined the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in 1949 and left it in 1989-90. The Socialist Unity Party of Germany ( German: Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, SED) was the governing party of the German Democratic She studied literature at Jena and Leipzig. Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter Jena (pronunciation ˈjeːna is a university City in central Germany on the river Saale. This sort of fix restores section edit linkpoints to where they belong After her graduation she worked for the German Writers' Union and became an editor for a publishing company. Stasi records found in 1993 show that she had worked as an informant (Inoffizieller Mitarbeiter) during the years 1959–61. For the regular police in East Germany see Volkspolizei. The Ministerium für Staatssicherheit ( Ministry for State Security The Stasi officers did, however, criticize her "reticence", and lost interest in her cooperation. She was herself then closely surveiled for the next 30 years.
Wolf's breakthrough as a writer came in 1963 with the publishing of Der geteilte Himmel (Divided Heaven). Other subsequent works include Nachdenken über Christa T. (The Quest for Christa T. ) (1968), Kindheitsmuster (Patterns of Childhood) (1976), Kein Ort. Nirgends (1979), Kassandra (Cassandra) (1983), Medea (1996), and On the Way to Taboo (1994). Christa T. was a work that --while briefly touching on a disconnection from one's family's ancestral home-- was concerned with a woman's experiencing overwhelming societal pressure to conform.
Cassandra is perhaps Wolf's most important book, re-interpreting the battle of Troy as a war for economic power and a shift from a matriarchal to a patriarchal society. Cassandra was written by German author Christa Wolf in 1984 It has then been translated into many different languages In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans after Paris of Troy stole Helen from her Was bleibt (What Remains), describing her life under Stasi surveillance, was written in 1979, but not published until 1990. Auf dem Weg nach Tabou (1995; translated as Parting from Phantoms) gathers essays, speeches, and letters written during the four years following the reunification of Germany. German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung took place twice after 1945 first in 1957 the Saarland was permitted to join the Federal Republic of Germany Her latest work, Leibhaftig (2002) describes a woman struggling with life and death in an 80s East-German hospital waiting for medicine from the West. Central themes in her work are German fascism, humanity, feminism, and self-discovery.
Wolf received the Heinrich Mann Prize in 1963, the Georg Büchner Prize in 1980, and the Schiller Memorial Prize in 1983, the Geschwister-Scholl-Preis in 1987, as well as other national and international awards. The Heinrich Mann Prize (Heinrich-Mann-Preis is a literary award given annually by the Berlin Academy of Art (formerly the Academy of Art of Communist East Germany The Georg Büchner Prize (Georg-Büchner-Preis is the most important Literary prize of Germany. The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis is a literary prize which was initiated in 1980 by the State Association of Bavaria ( Landesverband Bayern e Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar)
During the era of East Germany, Wolf was openly critical of the leadership of the communist state, yet she maintained a loyalty to the values of Karl Marx and opposed German reunification. German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung took place twice after 1945 first in 1957 the Saarland was permitted to join the Federal Republic of Germany
Wolf lives in Berlin with her husband, Gerhard Wolf. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. She is not related to the Stasi spymaster Markus Wolf. Markus Johannes "Mischa" Wolf ( January 19, 1923 – November 9, 2006) was head of the General Reconnaissance Administration
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Ihlenfeld, Christa|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German literary critic, novelist, and essayist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 18, 1929|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Landsberg an der Warthe in the Province of Brandenburg|
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