By Brigid B. Haines, Lyn L. Marven
This quantity is a severe 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 equivalent 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 all over the world, Müller addresses important modern matters akin to 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 obstacles and feature common charm; they converse to a world viewers attuned to political oppression and its lasting effects.
This quantity, containing contributions by way of a global workforce of students, introduces the paintings of 1 of Europe's leading modern writers to a global viewers. person chapters take care of Müller's significant works and her volumes of collages. different chapters discover her poetics and the Romanian heritage in addition to topics, comparable to gender and lifestyles writing, working all through her paintings, and her around the world reception throughout the media and the medium of translation.