I really enjoyed this novel, renowned for being one of the best works of the East German writer Christa Wolf and for its portrayal of East. Der geteilte Himmel (They Divided the Sky) was East German writer Christa Wolf’s first major work, a slightly autobiographical Bildungsroman. Der geteilte Himmel was Wolf’s second book; its appearance in brought her In several respects, Christa Wolf had observed the cultural-political doctrine.

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Powerful, powerful reading, by one of the most prominent German authors of the era.

I thoroughly enjoyed some of her books, namely how Wolf has dug deeper and deeper into history with every new book she published. The first gsteilte pages were a joy to read. As always, thank you for your review!

Der geteilte Himmel by Christa Wolf

The book, of course, is entirely in German. Wolf manages to depict both the historical or political context and the individual love story but she doesn’t shine too much of a light on one of them. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Ten slotte geldt dat Rita van een onbeschreven blad tot een zelfstandige en kordate vrouw is geworden die telkens bij tegenslagen de dood van haar vader en de scheiding van Manfred door de muur zichzelf er weer bovenop helpt.

Passava leggermente la punta delle dita sopra il suo viso, sulla fronte, le tempie appena appena incavate, dalle sopracciglia fino alle guance vellutate. But this is my second book of hers that I could not finish.


Kort daarna – we spreken van het jaar – wordt de Berlijnse Muur gebouwd en wordt het liefdeskoppel voorgoed van elkaar gescheiden. Es bezeugt eine kindische Vorstellung der Menschheit, erstens. La sua pelle conosceva in anticipo il tragitto percorso dalle dita di lui.

Hij besluit daarom via Oost- Berlijn naar het westen te vertrekken. The impact of living under Communism is explored, both within the factory and outside, from many perspectives.

Her characterisation demonstrates the complexity of human behaviour within the strictures of Communist society at that time, and her talent for storytelling makes the human impact so vividly moving. This probably needs to be read in the context of other works of German fiction both before and after the War. I feel I owe Hardy some praise after giving him such an unequivocal clubbing last month!

And I enjoyed the tales of how Cassandra and Medea are witness to the political demise of the privileged environment they live in. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: For the young man, the state represents a way of life he cannot embrace in honesty, seeing too much of his parents’ fascism transformed into new doctrine, “preachers of socialism speaking of politics like devout Catholics speak of the Immaculate Conception”.

The title also indicates the main structure of the novel – the division of a former whole into now two halves which are nevertheless mirror images of each other. Wolf managed to keep a critical distance from the communist regime.


Der geteilte Himmel

A true believer chooses the road of being unhappy and right. I read the novel in German. Niente di particolare, vedrai. The novel starts with the protagonist, Rita, recovering consciousness in a hospital bed after an accident. Agire compensa ma confonde. Two years have passed since followed the chemists in the city at his side himmrl with him begin together eingluckliches life.

Its fragmented points of view and flashbacks were innovative. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

In de relatie tussen Manfred en Rita komt de politieke situatie ook tot uitdrukking, want ze representeren in feite de beide rivaliserende houdingen van de bevolking. Als je ervan uitgaat dat wat je doet geen verschil maakt dan had ze bij haar Manfred kunnen blijven.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Lei s’ appoggiava indietro. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Aan de dee kant treedt ook hij vaak op als de gene die Rita met haar problemen moet troosten. What should she choose?