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REINIG, Christa
Christa Reinig was born in Berlin in 1926. Early on, she worked in a factory, but then studied at the Arbeiter-und-Bauern-Fakultät and later at the Humboldt University from 1950 to 1957. Her works were not published in the GDR starting in 1951, and when Reinig was awarded the Literary Prize of Bremen, West Germany, she did not return to the GDR from her trip to accept the prize in Bremen. She is a Feminist writer, who focuses among other things on the aspect of personal and political power, as becomes obvious in her perhaps best-known novel, Entmannung [1976; Emasculation]. In this novel, the diagnosis of reality in terms of power relations is clear: in a man's world, there are only two types of women, i.e., those who submit to man and those who do not.

Ausweg (A Way Out) from Sämtliche Gedichte : Vol. 3, No. 2

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