Michael Hofmann, 27 May 1993
Show More What Remains, and Other Stories by Christa Wolf, translated by Heike Schwarzbauer and Rick Takvorian.
Virago, 295 pp., £8.99, April 1993, 1 85381 417 2Show More
The Writer’s Dimension: Selected Essays by Christa Wolf, edited by Alexander Stephan, translated by Jan van Heurck.
Virago, 336 pp., £17.99, April 1993, 1 85381 312 5Show More
“... In the wall-month of November 1989 I translated two pieces from an anthology of East German writing for the magazine Granta, which in the end didn’t use either of them. (These things happen.) One of them was by Christa Wolf, an extract, I think, from her book Sommerstück. It was just two pages long, nothing more than a preamble and image, but of a Shakespearean power and amplitude ...”