Death of Christa Wolf

March 18, 1929 - December 1, 2011
Berlin, Germany | Age 82

Writer from then-East Germany dies
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The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Christa Wolf, one of the best-known writers from the former East Germany whose works described war and politics from a woman's perspective, has died. She was 82.

Wolf's publisher Suhrkamp Verlag said the writer died Thursday in Berlin. It gave no cause of death or further information.

Wolf was born in what is now Poland in 1929. Her family was expelled and settled in then eastern Germany.

In her works, including "Cassandra" and "Medea,...

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