August 09, 2016
5.0 X 7.7 X 0.5 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author
Herta Müller was born in Timis, Romania in 1953. A vocal member of the German minority, she was forced to leave the country in 1987, and moved to Berlin, where she still lives. In 2009 she won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
"With the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, Muller depicts the language of the dispossessed" -Jury of the Nobel Prize for Literature "Appropriately on the side of underdogs from Ceausescu's dystopia to Ukrainian labour camps ... so opening the eyes of non-German readers to new worlds. And that, from Beowulf to Muller, is a noble as well as a Nobel function of literature" -The Times "Especially now, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it's a beautiful signal that such high quality literature and this life experience are being honoured" -Angela Merkel "[Muller's] dark, closely observed and sometimes violent work often explores exile and the grim quotidian realities of life under Ceausescu... Her sensibility is often bleak, but the detail in her fiction can whip it alive" -New York Times "Muller has an eye for the surreal detail of a police state and has made it into strong, muscular literature" -The Times