Monthly Archives: November 2016

‘Words were boxes, they contained material that was alive’: The Words to Say It by Marie Cardinal

The Words to Say It is the story of a difficult birth, an ultimately triumphant odyssey through near-death and madness to life. Dedicated to ‘the doctor who helped me be born’, Marie Cardinal’s autobiographical novel recounts her birth and delivery … Continue reading

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To become oneself, with all one’s strength. Difficult.: The Quest for Christa T. by Christa Wolf

Christa Wolf’s second novel, The Quest for Christa T., is the story of a long-limbed, dreamy young woman, Christa T., recollected by a friend who first meets her at school during the dying months of the Second World War. The … Continue reading

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