I Have No Regrets

Diaries, 1955-1963
Seagull Books London Ltd (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 20. September 2019
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • VIII, 406 Seiten
978-0-85742-668-0 (ISBN)
I enjoyed success too early, married the wrong man, and hung out with the wrong people; too many men have liked me, and I've liked too many men. 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.
  • Englisch
  • Greenford
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  • Großbritannien
  • Broschur/Paperback
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  • Klebebindung
  • Höhe: 236 mm
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  • Breite: 159 mm
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  • Dicke: 30 mm
  • 598 gr
978-0-85742-668-0 (9780857426680)
Brigitte Reimann (1933-1973) was a German teacher and writer. Her novel Ankunft im Alltag is regarded as a masterpiece of socialist realism. She received the Heinrich Mann Prize in 1964. Lucy Jones is a cofounder of Transfiction GbR and has translated Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Ronald Schernikau, and Silke Scheuermann, among others.

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