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Christa Wolf, perhaps one of the greatest German writers of the second half of the twentieth century has died. She was 82.
I read very little by her, the moving Sommerstück, but had Kassandra and Medea on my TBR list.
It is sad to hear of the death of a person so committed to an ideology and, at the same time, so willing to question the authority of it's national leaders. I read Kassandra a long time ago and felt that it was really the final word on why the human species (the male gender in particular) turns so easily to war as a solution and why it must stop doing that. The Cassandra myth or legend is always relevant because she has never died--she just keeps on prophesying destruction and still is not believed.
Daniel del Real
Sad news, and a peculiar timing as it happened the week in which Germany was the guest country in the Guadalajara Book Fair. Curiously I didn't hear anything from the Germans during the week which leads me to think she doesn't have the important role she deserves in German literature. Hope I'm wrong about it.
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