Cassandra: A Novel And Four Essays

Cassandra: A Novel And Four Essays

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In this volume, the distinguished East German writer Christa Wolf retells the story of the fall of Troy, but from the point of view of the woman whose visionary powers earned her contempt and scorn. Written as a result of the author's Greek travels and studies, Cassandra speaks to us in a pressing monologue whose inner focal points are patriarchy and war. In the four accompanying pieces, which take the form of travel reports, journal entries, and a letter, Wolf describes the novel's genesis. Incisive and intelligent, the entire volume represents an urgent call to examine the past in order to insure a future.

ISBN: 9780374519049

Published Date: January 1, 1988

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Language: English

Page Count: 305

Size: 8.17" l x 5.46" w x 0.98" h