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Juxtaposing reality and fantasy, nightmares and dark laughter, Nadirs is a collection of largely autobiographical stories based on Herta Müller’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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803282544
Publisher: Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Series: European Women Writers
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 5.50(d)

About the Author

Herta Müller, 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.

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