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Daughters of Eve: Women's Writing from the German Democratic Republic (European Women Writers Series)

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Publisher Comments:

This volume is the first anthology of contemporary East German women's writing in English translation. It will introduce scholars and general readers to writers whose voices are essential to an understanding of the situation of women in today's changing Europe. Included are short stories, essays, autobiographical sketches, and excerpts from novels, written between 1974 and 1986 by women of the postwar generation. Their work reflects everyday life in the GDR before the fall of the Berlin Wall with vitality, sympathy, humor, and warmth. This literature has been of great significance within the GDR as a public forum for social-critical discussion, and in the West for its depiction—as the volume title suggests—of universal issues confronting women in modern society: women and work, women and family, womens self-determination in relation to other people and social institutions.
 
The twenty-five authors represented are Renate Apitz, Irene Böhme, Daniela Dahn, Gabriele Eckart, Christiane Grosz, Monika Helmecke, Helga Königsdorf, Angela Krauss, Katja Lange-Müller, Beate Morgenstern, Irmtraud Morgner, Christa Müller, Doris Paschiller, Helga Schubert, Helga Schütz, Maria Seidemann, Angela Stachowa, Gerti Tetzner, Maxie Wander, Petra Werner, Maja Wiens, Christa Wolf, Christina Wolter, Charlotte Worgitzky, and Rosemarie Zeplin. Notes and biographical introductions are provided for each story.

Synopsis:

This volume is the first anthology of contemporary East German women's writing in English translation. It will introduce scholars and general readers to writers whose voices are essential to an understanding of the situation of women in today's changing Europe.

About the Author

Nancy Lukens is an associate professor of German and womens studies at the University of New Hampshire.
 
Dorothy Rosenberg is an assistant professor of German studies and womens studies at Mount Holyoke College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803279421
Editor:
Lukens, Nancy
Editor:
Rosenberg, Dorothy
Translator:
Lukens, Nancy; Rosenberg, Dorothy
Editor:
Rosenberg, Dorothy; Lukens, Nancy
Editor:
Lukens, Nancy
Editor:
Rosenberg, Dorothy
Author:
Lukens, Nancy
Author:
Rosenberg, Dorothy
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Collections and anthologies
Subject:
German literature
Subject:
German prose literature
Subject:
German prose literature -- Germany (East)
Subject:
German prose literature -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
German prose literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
German prose literature -- Women authors.
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
European Women Writers Series
Series Volume:
9457
Publication Date:
19930831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Introduction, notes and bibliographies,
Pages:
332
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.06 lb

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