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Eulogy for the Living: Taking Flight

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Christa Wolf tried for years to find a way to write about her childhood in Nazi Germany. In her 1976 book Patterns of Childhood , she explained why it was so difficult: "Gradually, over a period of months, the dilemma has emerged: to remain speechless or to live in the third person, these seem to be the options. One is impossible, the other sinister." During 1971 and 1972 she made thirty-three attempts to start the novel, abandoning each manuscript only pages in. Eulogy for the Living , written over the course of four ...

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Eulogy for the Living: Taking Flight
2018, Seagull Books

ISBN-13: 9780857425546

2nd edition


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