The Appointment

Herta Muller (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
November 23, 2010
Pages
230
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.6 X 8.4 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312655372
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About the Author

Born in Romania in 1953, Herta Müller lost her job as a teacher and suffered repeated threats after refusing to cooperate with Ceaucescu's secret police. She succeeded in emigrating in 1987 and now lives in Berlin. The recipient of the European Literature Prize, she has also won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for her previous novel, The Land of Green Plums.

Reviews

"Herta Müller's prose is as haunting as a cloud that won't go away, brittle like ice that won't ever crack, and sharp like plum brandy you'll never wish to forget. Hers is the voice of a world forever slipping into a vertigo of silent rage while desperately struggling to be human--a world which confuses kindness with cruelty because it has already confused good and evil." --André Aciman, author of Out of Egypt

"A brooding, fog-shrouded allegory of life under the long oppression of the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu." --The New York Times

"The Appointment echoes Kafka's The Castle and The Trial in its account of someone summoned repeatedly for ominous interrogations. Müller scatters narrative bombshells across a field of dreams." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A slim, masterfully written tale." --Newsweek

"A taut and brilliant book." --Chicago Tribune

"Powerful. . . Müller achieves something beautiful. She has wrested poetry from one woman's desire to remain human in an inhuman system." --Newsday

"With terse poetry, Müller brings to life a profoundly moving world. . . The lyrical beauty of the prose and its unflinching moral and emotional honesty carry the reader." --Bookforum