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Herta Müller

Brigid Haines and Lyn Marven

Abstract

This volume is a critical companion to the works of Herta Müller, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. Müller (1953-) is a Romanian-German novelist, essayist and producer of collages whose work has been compared with that of W.G. Sebald and Franz Kafka. The Nobel Committee described her as a writer ‘who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed’. In works such as Niederungen (Nadirs), Herztier (The Land of Green Plums), Reisende auf einem Bein (Traveling on One Leg), and Atemschaukel (The Hunger Angel), all written in Ge ... More

Keywords: Herta Müller, Romanian-German literature, Nobel Prize in Literature 2009, Romanian history, politics and culture, collage, trauma, dictatorship, autofiction, contemporary literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199654642
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brigid Haines, editor
Reader in German, Swansea University

Lyn Marven, editor
Lecturer in German, University of Liverpool

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