Anne Mcelvoy introduces extracts from the work of three writers associated with East Germany's literary scene.
By Christa Wolf.
Christa T represents a generation who grew up under the shadow of the Berlin Wall.
While they were believers in the ideals of socialism, they were frustrated by the realities of an oppressive state system.
In this extract, the gulf between those who built up the East German state and the next generation is all too apparent.
Read by Sian Thomas.
Translated by Christopher Middleton.
The gulf between the founders of East Germany and the next generation.