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The Resource Wall flower : a life on the German border, Rita Kuczynski ; translated by Anthony J. Steinhoff, (electronic resource)

Wall flower : a life on the German border, Rita Kuczynski ; translated by Anthony J. Steinhoff, (electronic resource)

Label
Wall flower : a life on the German border
Title
Wall flower
Title remainder
a life on the German border
Statement of responsibility
Rita Kuczynski ; translated by Anthony J. Steinhoff
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"In August 1961, seventeen-year-old Rita Kuczynski was living with her grandmother and studying piano at a conservatory in West Berlin. Caught in East Berlin by the rise of the Berlin Wall while on a summer visit to her parents, she found herself trapped behind the Iron Curtain for the next twenty-eight years. Kuczynski's fascinating memoir relates her experiences of life in East Germany as a student, a fledgling academic philosopher, an independent writer, and, above all, as a woman. Though she was never a true believer in Communism, Rita gained entry into the circles of the East German intellectual elite through her husband Thomas Kuczynski. There, in the privileged world that she calls "the gardens of the nomenklatura," she saw first-hand the contradictions at the heart of life for the East German intelligentsia. Published in English for the very first time twenty-six years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Wall Flower offers a rare--and critical--look at life among the East German elite. Told with wrywit and considerable candor, Kuczynski's story offers a fascinating perspective on the rise and fall of East Germany."--
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NLC
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Kuczynski, Rita
Dewey number
838/.91409
LC call number
PT2671.U27
LC item number
Z4613 2015
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Steinhoff, Anthony J
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  • Kuczynski, Rita
  • Authors, German
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany (East)
  • Kuczynski, Rita
  • Authors, German
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Intellectual life
  • Manners and customs
  • Germany (East)
Label
Wall flower : a life on the German border, Rita Kuczynski ; translated by Anthony J. Steinhoff, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Mauerblume
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001957086
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiv, 168 pages
Isbn
9781442616226
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015373936
Other physical details
2 maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001957086
Label
Wall flower : a life on the German border, Rita Kuczynski ; translated by Anthony J. Steinhoff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Translation of: Mauerblume
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001957086
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiv, 168 pages
Isbn
9781442616226
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015373936
Other physical details
2 maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001957086

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