Christa Wolf Biography

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Christa Wolf is one of the most prominent postwar German writers. Her works were read and discussed widely in both Germanies prior to reunification in 1990. The intense interest in her works continues unabated as her reputation spreads beyond the German-speaking countries. In addition to her fiction, Wolf has done significant work in the essay form, providing a theoretical basis for her oeuvre.

Christa Ihlenfeld was born in 1929 in Landsberg an der Warthe (today Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland). Her father, Otto Ihlenfeld, was a salesman. In 1945 the invading Red Army forced the German population in the territories east of the Oder-NeiBe line to move to the West; the Ihlenfelds settled in Mecklenburg, where Christa worked as secretary to the mayor of Gammelin. After a stay in a tuberculosis sanatorium she finished school in 1949 in Bad Frankenhausen. She joined the Socialist Unity party and, from 1949 to 1953, studied German literature...

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