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September 27 is in some ways a less-than-eventful day in history: it marks the release of the Warren Commission Report, the anniversary of the birth of Samuel Adams, and the premier of The Tonight Show. But to award-winning German literary critic, essayist, and novelist Wolf (The Quest for Christa T.), September 27 of each year is when she pauses to write a journal entry describing that day. The project began in 1960, when the Soviet government newspaper Izvestiyaextended an invitation to writers to portray "as precisely as possible" the day of September 27. Wolf's entries, created between 1960 and 2000, provide a look into her politics, feminist principles, and family life. They also outline the collapse of the German Democratic Republic and include a domestic component--the annual planning for Wolfe's daughter's birthday celebration on the following day. Some have been previously published, and all are accompanied by extensive footnotes provided by Wolf's husband, Gerhard Wolf, and translator Bangerter. Recommended for literary collections in academic libraries.