A young, unmarried couple takes a trip to the countryside for a few days. Is that scandalous? In 1912 it certainly was. Today, Kurt Tucholsky's novel "Rheinsberg" remains a classic for lovers.
Two city slickers who are totally in love head out to a summer resort together without being married. It was a complete affront in that day and age. It's a love story told in an easy, breezy way.
Was the GDR really the better Germany? Does standing up for your own political ideals pay off? Christa Wolf has her qualms — and yet she defends the moral advantages of socialist daily life.
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