In this work there is a subject that was dealt with in the East German women's literature in the seventies and eighties and implemented in the various prose genres, namely the question of female identity. That, was marked in the period examined by socialism in the GDR as well as by feminist thought, in this exemplary work records Maxie Wander, „Guten Morgen du Schöne“, Brigitte Reimann's „Franziska Linkerhand“, Irmtraud Morgner's „Amanda. Ein Hexenroman“, Christa Wolf's „Kassandra“ and Monika Maron's „Die Überläuferin“. The mentioned novels showed a fracture, the authors had selected the disappointment experienced by the knowledge of the actual operation of the Communist system in their own country. Therefore, the interest in the female protagonist is particularly special. It's about the womens liberation in socialism, which is reflected in the conflicting trials, as manifested in the failure of heroines in the mentioned novels. In their texts, the authors were interested in the lived reality; therefore the studied novels reflected images from everyday life and represented the real, existing situation of East German women. With her novels, the writers encouraged female identity and put male behaviors in question. Their deliberations were accompanied by a form of literary expression. In this context, terms such as subjective authenticity and feminine aesthetics were discussed. It's about the search of the East German authors for a subjective form of writing beyond the socialist realism, which became a model of artistic creation in the GDR.