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This quantity is a serious better half to the works of Herta Müller, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. Müller (1953-) is a Romanian-German novelist, essayist and manufacturer of collages whose paintings has been in comparison with that of W.G. Sebald and Franz Kafka. The Nobel Committee defined her as a author 'who, with the focus of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the panorama of the dispossessed'. In works corresponding to Niederungen (Nadirs), Herztier (The Land of eco-friendly Plums), Reisende auf einem Bein (Traveling on One Leg), and Atemschaukel (The starvation Angel), all written in German yet translated world wide, Müller addresses very important modern matters reminiscent of dictatorship, migration, reminiscence, and the continued legacy of fascist and communist rule in Europe. Her works are written in a wealthy, poetic language which imbues them with nice energy and intensity. They exceed nationwide limitations and feature common allure; they converse to a world viewers attuned to political oppression and its lasting effects.

This quantity, containing contributions through a world staff of students, introduces the paintings of 1 of Europe's ideal modern writers to an international viewers. person chapters care for Müller's significant works and her volumes of collages. different chapters discover her poetics and the Romanian heritage in addition to subject matters, equivalent to gender and existence writing, working all through her paintings, and her world wide reception in the course of the media and the medium of translation.

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