Christa Wolf (1929-2011)

Christa Wolf, one of the most powerful post-WWII German writers, died yesterday at age 82.  Here is the opening paragraph of perhaps her best-known novel, Cassandra: It was here. This is where she stood. These stone lions looked at her; now they no longer have heads. This fortress — once impregnable, now a pile of stone — was the last thing she saw. A long-forgotten enemy demolished it, so … Read more Christa Wolf (1929-2011)