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Cassandra

A Novel and Four Essays

Author: Christa Wolf; Translated by Jan Van Heurck

Cassandra

Cassandra

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In this volume, the distinguished East German writer Christa Wolf retells the story of the fall of Troy, but from the point of view of the woman whose visionary powers earned her contempt and scorn....

Page Count
320
On Sale
05/01/1988

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In this volume, the distinguished East German writer Christa Wolf retells the story of the fall of Troy, but from the point of view of the woman whose visionary powers earned her contempt and scorn. Written as a result of the author's Greek travels and studies, Cassandra speaks to us in a pressing monologue whose inner focal points are patriarchy and war. In the four accompanying pieces, which take the form of travel reports, journal entries, and a letter, Wolf describes the novel's genesis. Incisive and intelligent, the entire volume represents an urgent call to examine the past in order to insure a future.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN

9780374519049

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Cassandra

Cassandra

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