Nadirs (Hardcover)

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By Herta Muller, Sieglinde Lug (Translator), Sieglinde Lug (Afterword by)
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Juxtaposing reality and fantasy, nightmares and dark laughter, Nadirs is a collection of largely autobiographical stories based on Herta Muller's childhood in the Romanian countryside. The individual tales reveal a child'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.

About the Author

Herta Muller, 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.

Praise For…

"The world of the village, as Müller celebrates it, rustles on these pages. Each line, each paragraph, such a wedding of insight and the fantastic that I could scarcely hold the book without trembling."—Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered
-All Things Considered

Product Details
ISBN: 9780803231979
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 1999
Pages: 126