Abstract

Abstract:

This reading of Wolf's story "Unter den Linden" (1974) considers how the unnamed female protagonist uses the public cityscape of East Berlin's Unter den Linden to recover her personal history and sense of self. In her conscious surrender to the ambivalence inherent in the open spaces of the boulevard, the woman shuttles between the personal and the communal, the emotional and the cognitive, the past and the present. Through a dream evoking memories and imagined encounters reflected in and inspired by the urban sites she inhabits, the narrator engages in an ongoing process of (re)discovery and exploration that ultimately leads her back to herself.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-5192
Print ISSN
2578-5206
Pages
pp. 101-124
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-04
Open Access
No
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