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Herta Müller

Autor(a) de The Land of Green Plums

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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 Ceausescu'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 mostrar mais IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for her previous novel, The Land of Green Plums. Müller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. (Publisher Provided) Herta Müller was born in Nitzkydorf, Romania on August 17, 1953 to German parents. She studied German studies and Romanian literature at Timisoara University. While there, she became part of the Aktionsgruppe Banat, a group of idealistic Romanian-German writers seeking freedom of expression under the Ceaucescu dictatorship. After graduation, she worked as a translator in a machine factory, but was fired for refusing to cooperate with the secret police. Her first short story collection, Niederungen, was published in 1982 in a censored form. She immigrated to West Germany in 1987. She is a novelist, poet and essayist whose works depict the harsh conditions of life in Communist Romania under the repressive Nicolae Ceausescu regime. Her works include Herztier or The Land of Green Plums; The Appointment; Der Fuchs War Damals Schon der Jäger or The Passport; and Atemschaukel or Everything I Possess I Carry with Me. She has won numerous awards including the Marieluise-Fleißer Prize in 1990, the Kranichsteiner Literary Prize in 1991, the Kleist Prize in 1994, and the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Herta Müller

The Land of Green Plums (1994) 1,083 exemplares
The Hunger Angel (2012) 984 exemplares
The Appointment (2001) 721 exemplares
The Passport (1986) 513 exemplares
The Fox Was Ever the Hunter (1992) 372 exemplares
Nadirs (1982) 286 exemplares
Traveling on One Leg (1989) 100 exemplares
Hunger und Seide: Essays (1995) 41 exemplares
Barfüßiger Februar (1987) 33 exemplares
Immer derselbe Schnee und immer derselbe Onkel (2011) — Autor — 33 exemplares
De koning buigt, de koning moordt (2010) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Vater telefoniert mit den Fliegen (2012) 11 exemplares
Cristina und ihre Attrappe (2009) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Drückender Tango (1996) 10 exemplares
Cristina and Her Double (2013) 10 exemplares
Atemschaukel (2009) 8 exemplares
En la trampa. Tres ensayos (2015) 5 exemplares
Wie Wahrnehmung sich erfindet (1991) 5 exemplares
Lebensangst und Worthunger (2010) 4 exemplares
Este sau nu este Ion (2005) 4 exemplares
Im Haarknoten wohnt eine Dame (2000) 4 exemplares
Der Beamte sagte: Erzählung (2021) 4 exemplares
Fera d'alma (2013) 4 exemplares
Calatorie intr-un picior (2010) 3 exemplares
Hingamise kiige (2010) 3 exemplares
Atemschaukel: das Hörspiel (2010) 2 exemplares
Die Handtasche (2001) 2 exemplares
Serdtse-zver : roman (2011) 1 exemplar
Le vie sottili 1 exemplar
Tek Bacakli Yolcu (2013) 1 exemplar
Kolaze (Polish Edition) (2013) 1 exemplar
In der Falle (1996) 1 exemplar
Pepita 1 exemplar
Til Inger 1 exemplar
Collagedigte 1 exemplar
חיית הלב 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Granta 110: Sex (2010) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Granta 125: After the War (2013) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Found in Translation (2018) — Contribuidor, algumas edições36 exemplares
Fria ord på flykt (2012) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
In diesem Land: Gedichte aus den Jahren 1990 - 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Kleist-Jahrbuch 1995 (1998) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

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Outros nomes
Data de nascimento
Roemenië (geboren)
Local de nascimento
Nitzkydorf, Roemenië
Locais de residência
Berlijn, Duitsland
Timişoara University
Lerares duits
Wagner, Richard (ex-echtg.)
Merkle, Harry (echtg.)
Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung
Aktionsgruppe Banat
Prémios e menções honrosas
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (2009)
Franz Werfel Human Rights Award (2009)
Kleist Prize (1994)

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Herta Müller was born in Romania, but her family was in the German minority. She grew up speaking German and learned Romanian at school. Her father was in the Waffen SS, and her mother, at the age of 17, was deported to a Soviet labor camp in 1945 where she spent five years. Müller worked as a translator for three years, but was fired for refusing to cooperate with Ceauşescu's secret police. She worked as a teacher for a while and was a member of the Aktionsgruppe Banat, a literary society that fought for freedom of speech. Her works are fiction, but are often based on people she knew. In 1987, she and her (now ex-) husband, Richard Wagner, were allowed to emigrate to West Germany, where she lives today.



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I'm so glad I decided to read this book! Not only was it engaging and really informative, but also so well-written, that reading it was a real treat.

I especially liked the first part of the book, where the author wrote about her early life in Romania - by the way, after reading this book that country seems an extremely scary place I'd never want to visit. The second part, where she writes about other people, was less interesting for me and I did not enjoy it as much as the first part. I was afraid this book would be very sad and depressing - it was sad and scary and difficult to accept, but I couldn't stop reading it.

I think Herta Muller is an extremely talented author and this book was fascinating.

From my blog: https://dominikasreadingchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/immer-derselbe-schnee-und...
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Donderowicz | Mar 12, 2024 |
64. The Land of Green Plums by Herta Müller
translation: from German by Michael Hofmann (1996)
OPD: 1994
format: 242-page hardcover
acquired: 2013 read: Nov 15-23 time reading: 6:59, 1.7 mpp
rating: 4
genre/style: Novel theme: TBR
locations: Communist Romania ~1970’s
about the author: Romanian-German novelist, poet, essayist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Nițchidorf in Romania in 1953.

A series of sketches of the life of college-educated political dissidents in Romania under Ceaușescu. They deal with constant harassment, abuse, economic strain and suicides.

This being Müller, it's a Swabian perspective. The Swabians are a German minority in Romania. Our main character is the daughter of an SS veteran who came back to Romania after WWII, remaining outrageously sympathetic to Hitler.

I think that hints at the swirl of dark stuff in here. It is relentlessly bleak. This 1994 novel was rejuvenated when Müller won the Nobel Prize in 2009. It is powerful, but tough going and I struggled through (but felt it!). I think there are times I would have lapped this up. But I found myself impatient and beaten down. I never got lost in it and read it mainly in 20-minute sessions, stopping in exhaustion. It will, despite or because of all that, hang around.

This is my 4th novel by Müller. I feel like each was harder to read than the last one. I think her anger at Communist Romania is most present here of all her works I've read. In an odd way, I feel that her act of expressing all that bitter anger has a cathartic element. It's powerful, but I'm not sure who I would recommend this to.

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dchaikin | 42 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
Beautifully written in a fragmented style where the unspoken is as powerful as it was in this environment. I know I obsess over 2nd world lit, but I'd put this in the upper ranks of that collection.
My notes in total were: Astounding. Painful and oblique and true.
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Kiramke | 42 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |
Valiéndose de las conversaciones y de las detalladas notas de la vida en el campo de concentración tomadas por su amigo, el poeta Oskar Pastior, la premio Nobel rumana Herta Müller indaga en la historia de represión y persecución sufrida por los alemanes rumanos en tiempos de Stalin.
Natt90 | 56 outras críticas | Mar 24, 2023 |



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