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HEIN, Christoph
Christoph Hein, born in 1944, grew up in a small town in Saxony (East Germany) but went to high school in West Berlin—autobiographical elements that are reflected in Schöne Bescherung, printed in Vol. 5, No. 1, which is told with the adult author's suppleness but without losing the young boy's innocence and surprise. Hein established himself as a majro writer of the German Democratic Republic, both as a playwright and a storyteller. A courageous critic of GDR censorship, Hein was among those who suggested attempting socialism with a human face after the collapse of Communism. After unification, Hein reestablished himself as a major writer with his 1997 collection of stories.


Schöne Bescherung (A Fine Mess) from Von allem Anfang an (Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 1997): Vol 5, No. 1

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