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A Model Childhood

by Christa Wolf

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

A Model Childhood Synopsis

This novel is a testament of what seemed at the time a fairly ordinary childhood, in the bosom of a normal Nazi family in Landsberg. Other work by the author includes The Quest for Christa and No Place on Earth .

A Model Childhood Press Reviews

A vivid testimony. * THE MAIL ON SUNDAY * A piercing account of the inner lives of artists at a time of great social change. * THE TIMES * A MODEL CHILDHOOD delves painfully into the German past... The honesty, the apalling hindsight-driven ironies, the cool searching narrative: this art of a major writer offers just a glimmer, just the faintest apalled glimmer, of comprehension as to how it could all have grown, how it could have happened... the horror which so deformed Europe's recent past. * SCOTSMAN *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780860683773
Publication date: 9th February 1983
Author: Christa Wolf
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Christa Wolf

Christa Wolf is one of Germany's preeminent literary figures. Her extensive body of work has been published in many countries, and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Buchner Prize and the Vienna State Prize for European Literature.

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