“Once in life, at the right time, you should believe in the impossible.”
Three literary icons: Christa Wolf, Brigitte Reimann and Maxie Wander
A modern look at the great promise of socialism
Christa Wolf, Brigitte Reimann and Maxie Wander – were these iconic writers of East German literature dreamers or doers? Carolin Würfel’s evocative portrait presents three women who could not have been more different. But they were united by one thing: their passion for the promise of socialism, and their readiness to realise the dream of the Neue Mensch – socialism’s ‘ideal human’ – in their everyday lives and work. Carolin Würfel’s inspiring and thrilling prose brings the 1950s and 1960s to life, showing how these women followed their aims with great self-confidence and supported each other as friends. But it is also the story of how their dreams burst.
“What a magnificent idea to take these passionate GDR writers and bring their cosmos to life again.”