They Divided the Sky by Christa Wolf. The Bridge of this Golden Horn by Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

They Divided the Sky by Christa Wolf. The Bridge of this Golden Horn by Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

A audience of western Berliners collect during the Berlin Wall while an east soldier that is german on the other hand, August 1961. Photograph: Paul Schutzer/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Graphics

This 1963 first novel founded Wolf’s reputation in eastern German literary works. Set during 1961, whenever construction of this Berlin Wall started, the story is situated around two fans divided by it: Rita pdirtyroulette Seidel, a female inside her very early 20s whom, such as the journalist, generally speaking supports the values for the “antifascist” GDR, and Manfred Herrfurth, a chemist whom settles into the western. Even though Wall just isn’t especially mentioned into the novel, the guide is saturated using the atmosphere associated with the newly partitioned town. Though Wolf would continue to publish works which were far more critical of this regime, They Divided the Sky does not shy far from exposing the cracks and corruption into the communist system.

A street in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Photograph: Claire Carrion/Alamy

The 2nd guide of the trilogy by Turkish-German journalist, star and manager Sevgi Ozdamar, this semi-autobiographical work appears at life in Germany through the perspective of a teenage gastarbeiter (guest worker) into the 1960s and 70s. The narrator, that has kept Turkey having lied about her age, learns German while doing work in menial jobs to make cash for drama college. A snapshot that is sepia-toned of Berlin, the guide mostly centres around Kreuzberg, a hub for Turkish immigrants, and features regional landmarks, like the bombed-out Anhalter Bahnhof and also the Hebbel Theatre, both of that are nevertheless standing. It is targeted on artistically minded socialists and pupils, the casual fascist exile from Greece, and real-life activities just like the shooting of Benno Ohnesorg by a policeman at a protest march in 1967, an outrage that sparked the left-wing student movement that is german. 继续阅读They Divided the Sky by Christa Wolf. The Bridge of this Golden Horn by Emine Sevgi Ozdamar