They Divided the Sky by Christa Wolf. The Bridge associated with Golden Horn by Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

They Divided the Sky by Christa Wolf. The Bridge associated with Golden Horn by Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

A audience of western Berliners collect during the Berlin Wall while an east soldier that is german on the reverse side, August 1961. Photograph: Paul Schutzer/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Pictures

This 1963 first novel founded Wolf’s reputation in eastern German literary works. Set during 1961, when construction for the Berlin Wall started, the story is dependent around two enthusiasts divided by it: Rita Seidel, a female in her own 20s that are early, such as the journalist, generally speaking supports the values regarding the “antifascist” GDR, and Manfred Herrfurth, a chemist whom settles into the western. Even though the Wall isn’t particularly mentioned within the novel, the guide is saturated with all the environment for the newly partitioned town. Though Wolf would continue to publish works that have been alot more critical for the regime, They Divided the Sky does shy away from n’t exposing the cracks and corruption within the communist system.

A road in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Photograph: Claire Carrion/Alamy

The 2nd guide of a trilogy by Turkish-German author, star and manager Sevgi Ozdamar, this work that is semi-autobiographical at life in Germany through the viewpoint of the teenage gastarbeiter (guest worker) into the 1960s and 70s. Читать далее «They Divided the Sky by Christa Wolf. The Bridge associated with Golden Horn by Emine Sevgi Ozdamar»