This book is an imposition, but it is marvelous all the same: a 2,000-page diary! It took Uwe Johnson 15 years to write the fictional account by protagonist Gesine Cresspahl.
Four volumes, 366 chapters and 1,891 pages, not to mention a serious case of writer's block and a major existential crisis: Uwe Johnson's ambitious novel is truly the work of a lifetime.
Fifty years after the Prague Spring was put down by Soviet soldiers, the goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden focuses on the historical events, along with 16 films from Central and Eastern Europe in the competition.
Germany is a country known for having thoroughly come to terms with its history. As the foundation dedicated to studying East Germany's communist past turns 20, however, it's clear that task remains vital to this day.
The revered American civil rights leader had numerous connections to Germany and profoundly influenced the formerly divided country, both East and West. DW looks back at Martin Luther King 50 years on from his death.
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