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< div> < i> < /i> < br> < br> Juxtaposing reality and fantasy, nightmares and dark laughter, < i> Nadirs< /i> is a collection of largely autobiographical stories based on Herta M& #252; ller& #8217; s childhood in the Romanian countryside. The individual tales reveal a child& #8217; s often nightmarish impressions of life in her village. Seamlessly mixing reality with dream-like images, they brilliantly convey the inner, troubled life of a child and at the same time capture the violence and corruption of life under an oppressive state.< br> < br> < br> < br> Herta M& #252; ller has been one of the most prolific and acclaimed German-language writers of the last decade. Born in 1953 in the Banat, a German-language region of Romania, she emigrated to West Berlin in 1987 and currently resides in Hamburg. She has received numerous literary awards, including the Kleist Prize. In 1998 her novel < i> The Land of Green Plums< /i> was awarded the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.< br> < br> < /div>

Synopsis:

Juxtaposing reality and fantasy, nightmares and dark laughter, Nadirs is a collection of largely autobiographical stories based on Herta M&uuml;llers childhood in the Romanian countryside. The individual tales reveal a childs often nightmarish impressions of life in her village. Seamlessly mixing reality with dream-like images, they brilliantly convey the inner, troubled life of a child and at the same time capture the violence and corruption of life under an oppressive state.

About the Author

Herta M&uuml;ller, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, has been one of the most prolific and acclaimed German-language writers of the last two decades. Born in 1953 in the Banat, a German-language region of Romania, she emigrated to West Berlin in 1987 and currently lives in Berlin.
 
Sieglinde Lug is a professor emerita of German and comparative literature at the University of Denver.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803282544
Author:
Muller, Herta
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Translator:
Lug, Sieglinde
Author:
Lug, Sieglinde
Author:
Mueller, Herta
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Biographical
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
European Women Writers Series
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
126
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.38 lb

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Juxtaposing reality and fantasy, nightmares and dark laughter, Nadirs is a collection of largely autobiographical stories based on Herta M&uuml;llers childhood in the Romanian countryside. The individual tales reveal a childs often nightmarish impressions of life in her village. Seamlessly mixing reality with dream-like images, they brilliantly convey the inner, troubled life of a child and at the same time capture the violence and corruption of life under an oppressive state.
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