Patterns of Childhood by Christa Wolf

"Patterns of Childhood" is a semi-autobiographical novel that explores a woman's struggle to reconcile her past as a member of the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany with her present as a writer in East Germany. The protagonist uses her memories, dreams, and conversations with her brother to confront her guilt and shame over her involvement in the Nazi regime. The narrative shifts between past and present, creating a complex and layered exploration of guilt, memory, and the process of coming to terms with a traumatic past.

The 3448th greatest book of all time


Published
1976
Nationality
German
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
German

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