Accident: a Day's News

Accident: a Day's News : A Novel

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An East German writer, awaiting a call from the hospital where her brother is undergoing brain surgery, instead receives news of a massive nuclear accident at Chernobyl, one thousand miles away. In the space of a single day, in a potent, lyrical stream of thought, the narrator confronts both mortality and life and above all, the import of each moment lived-open, as Wolf reveals, to infinite analysis.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 134.6 x 201.2 x 7.4mm | 154.27g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • Univ of Chicago PR ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0226905063
  • 9780226905068
  • 1,020,071

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On a flawless spring day in late April, an East German writer awaits a call from the hospital where her brother is undergoing brain surgery and instead receives news of a massive nuclear accident at Chernobyl, one thousand miles away. In a potent, lyrical stream of thought, the narrator confronts both mortality and life and, above all, the importance of each moment lived.

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About Christa Wolf

Christa Wolf, born in 1929, is the author of many novels and stories including "Cassandra," "Pattern of Childhood," "No Place on Earth," " The Quest for Christa T.," and" What Remains and Other Stories," the last published by the University of Chicago Press.

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