Reimann, Brigitte


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A stirring novel of idealist loyalty and sibling love, by one of East Germany’s most important writers

1960. The border between East and West Germany has closed.

For Elisabeth – a young painter – the GDR is her generation’s chance to build an egalitarian socialist future. For her brother Uli, it is a place of stricture and oppression. Separating them is the ever-wider chasm of the party line; over them loom the twin spectres of opportunity and fear, and the shadow of their defector brother Konrad. In prose as bold as a scarlet paint stroke, Brigitte Reimann battles with the clash of idealism and suppression, familial loyalty and desire. This fervid, ground-breaking novel, written when Reimann was only twenty-seven, remains one of the cult classics of East German literature.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publication date: 29/02/2024
Series: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780241555842 Category: