Kassandra: Erzählung

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Luchterhand, 1991 - Cassandra (Legendary character) - 159 pages
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User Review  - Raisu - Goodreads

In Cassandra (1984), German writer Christa Wolf retells the familiar Greek myth of the daughter of Priam and Hecuba, the seer and prophet who was doomed to know the future and have everyone not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nathalie - Goodreads

For me, Kassandra is one of the most interesting characters in the Illiad. Somehow, I always get back to her story. Which is precisely what this book is, Kassandra retelling her own experiences in ... Read full review


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Christa Wolf was born on March 18, 1929, in Landsberg, which is now Gorzow, Poland. Her father joined the Nazi Party and she became a member of the girls' version of the Hitler Youth. In 1949, she joined the Socialist Unity Party and studied German literature at universities in Jena and Leipzig. She wrote numerous novels during her lifetime including The Divided Heaven, The Quest for Christa T., A Model Childhood, and Cassandra. She won several awards including the Heinrich Mann Prize in 1963 and Thomas Mann Prize for literature in 2010. She died on December 1, 2011 at the age of 82.

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