Monika Maron

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Cooper, Rands Richards. “A Death in the Party.” New York Times Book Review (27 June 1993): 11.

Cooper offers a positive assessment of Stille Zeile Sechs, but notes that the English translation of the novel is seriously flawed.

Isenberg, Noah. “The Bug Man.” New York Times Book Review (19 March 2000): 20.

Isenberg evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Animal Triste.

Kloetzer, Sylvia. “Patterns of Self-Destruction: Christa Wolf's What Remains and Monika Maron's Flight of Ashes.” In Other Germanies: Questioning Identity in Women's Literature and Art, edited by Karen Jankowsky and Carla Love, pp. 248-67. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997.

Kloetzer contrasts the themes of disillusionment and the search for self-identity in Christa Wolf's What Remains with Maron's Flugasche, drawing attention to the different generational perspectives of each author, the autobiographical features of each writer's identity crisis, and Maron's decision to publish her controversial work outside of the GDR rather than submit to official censorship.

Lennox, Sara. “Searching for Transformation.” Women's Review of Books 5, nos. 10-11 (July 1988): 8-9.

Lennox discusses Maron's political and feminist perspective in Die Überläuferin.

Lukens, Nancy. “Gender and the Work Ethic in the Environmental Novels of Monika Maron and Lia Pirskawetz.” In Studies in GDR Culture and Society: Selected Papers from the Thirteenth New Hampshire Symposium on the German Democratic Republic, no. 8, edited by Margy Gerber et al., pp. 65-81. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1988.

Lukens discusses Maron's critique of economic rationality and ecological degradation in Flugasche.

Morgan, Peter. “‘A Presence … Called Germany’: Personal History in the Construction of National Identity by Post-War German Intellectuals: Three Case-Studies.” Journal of European Studies 26, no. 3 (September 1996): 239-66.

Morgan discusses the failure of postwar German intellectuals—including Maron—to adequately address the problem of German national identity and cultural consciousness.

Rossbacher, Brigitte. “The Status of State and Subject: Reading Monika Maron from Flugasche to Animal Triste.” In Wendezeiten, Zeitenwenden: Positionsbestimmungen zur deutschsprachigen Literatur, 1945-1995, edited by Robert Weninger and Brigitte Rossbacher, pp. 193-214. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, 1997.

Rossbacher examines Maron's shifting presentation of female subjectivity and political consciousness under the pervasive repression of authoritarian state control in Flugasche, Stille Zeile Sechs, and Animal Triste.

Ruta, Suzanne. “The World behind the Wall.” Women's Review of Books 11, no. 2 (November 1993): 11.

Ruta offers a positive assessment of Stille Zeile Sechs.

von Oppen, Karoline. “Monika Maron (February 1990).” In The Role of the Writer and the Press in the Unification of Germany, 1989-1990, pp. 105-22. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.

von Oppen recounts the evolution of Maron's support for German reunification, her criticism of former GDR writers and the unification process, and her public persona as a nonconformist and one of a few women writers to support national unification.

Additional coverage of Maron's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 201, and Literature Resource Center.

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