City of Angels

City of Angels

The stunning final novel from East Germany's most acclaimed writer

Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the writer Christa Wolf was granted access to her newly declassified Stasi files. Known for her defiance and outspokenness, Wolf was not especially surprised to discover forty-two volumes of documents produced by the East German secret police. But what was surprising was a thin green folder whose contents told an unfamiliar—and disturbing—story: in… (more)

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City of Angels demands a patient reader, particularly through the middle third of the novel, but it is often a moving melancholic remembrance by writer who—one final time—attempts to make sense of an historical and personal past, for herself and for her readers.

“City of Angels” can be elusive. It reads less like a novel than a pastiche of memory fragments, observations, dreams and visions.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 05, 2013)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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