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I Have No Regrets - Diaries, 1955-1963

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Frank and refreshing, Brigitte Reimann‿s collected diaries provide a candid account of life in socialist Germany.   With an upbeat tempo and amusing tone, I Have No Regrets contains detailed accounts of the author‿s love affairs, daily life, writing, and reflections. Like the heroines in her stories, Reimann was impetuous and outspoken, addressing issues and sensibilities otherwise repressed in the era of the German Democratic Republic. She followed the state‿s call for artists to leave their ivory towers and engage with the people, moving to the new town of Hoyerswerda to work part-time at a nearby industrial plant and run writing classes for the workers. Her diaries and letters provide a fascinating parallel to her fictional writing. By turns shocking, passionate, unflinching, and bitter‿but above all life-affirming‿they offer an unparalleled insight into what life was like during the first decades of the GDR.

Product details

Authors Lucy Jones, Brigitte Reimann
Assisted by Lucy Jones (Translation)
Publisher University Of Chicago Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 01.05.2023
EAN 9781803091808
ISBN 978-1-80309-180-8
No. of pages 500
Dimensions 131 mm x 36 mm x 204 mm
Weight 580 g
Series The Seagull Library of German
The Seagull Library of German Literature
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Letters, diaries
Non-fiction book > Dictionaries, reference works > Foreign-language dictionaries

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