Herta Müller liest aus "Atemschaukel"
The Hunger Angel
- date of publication: 17.08.2009
- 304 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-23391-1
- Deutschland: 19,90 €
- Österreich: 20,50 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-23457-4
- E-Book Deutschland: 9,99 €
Romania at the end of WWII, and the German section of the population lives in constant fear. ‘It was 15th January 1945, at 3 am, when the patrol came for me. It was already minus 15 degrees and the temperature was dropping steadily. This is the beginning of the young man's story; his grandmother's last words to him are I know you'll return. A truck takes him to the holding camp before he begins the long journey to Russia. "The words I know you'll return would become my heart's accomplice and my comrade-in-arms against hunger. Because I did return, I can say this: words such as these can keep you alive." Herta Müller's superb new novel tells of a harrowing experience which will leave an indelible stamp on its survivor for the rest of his life.
"Herta Müller's books are a poetic assault on the space behind the reader's brow. Her language is cut from a different cloth than the politely ornamental lacework that constitutes the vast majority of contemporary German writing." Neue Zürcher Zeitung – It is with this unique poetic voice that she sheds light, through a profoundly original life story, on an almost unknown chapter in European history.
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