Herta Muller by Brigid Haines

Herta Muller

EditorBrigid Haines, Lyn Marven

Hardcover | June 26, 2013

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This volume is a critical companion to the works of Herta Muller, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. Muller (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 Committeedescribed 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), allwritten in German but translated worldwide, Muller addresses vital contemporary issues such as dictatorship, migration, memory, and the ongoing legacy of fascist and communist rule in Europe. Her works are written in a rich, poetic language which imbues them with great power and depth. They exceednational boundaries and have universal appeal; they speak to a global audience attuned to political oppression and its lasting effects.This volume, containing contributions by an international team of scholars, introduces the work of one of Europe's foremost contemporary writers to a world audience. Individual chapters deal with Muller's major works and her volumes of collages. Other chapters explore her poetics and the Romanianbackground as well as themes, such as gender and life writing, running throughout her work, and her worldwide reception through the media and the medium of translation.

About The Author

Brigid Haines is Reader in German at Swansea University. Her research focuses on gender and culture, and the 'eastern turn' in contemporary German literature. She is the author (with Margaret Littler) of Contemporary German Women's Writing: Changing the Subject, and of Dialogue and Narrative Design in the Works of Adalbert Stifter, and...
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Title:Herta MullerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:June 26, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199654646

ISBN - 13:9780199654642

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Table of Contents

1. Brigid Haines and Lyn Marven: Introduction2. Katrin Kohl: Beyond Realism:Herta Muller's Poetics3. Alex Drace-Francis: Beyond the Land of Green Plums: Romanian culture and language in Herta Muller's work4. Valentina Glajar: The Presence of the Unresolved Recent Past: Herta Muller and the Securitate5. Moray McGowan: 'Stadt und Schadel', 'Reisende' and 'Verlorene': city, self and survival in Herta Muller's Reisende auf einem Bein6. Beverly Eddy: A Mutilated Fox Fur: Examining the Contexts of Imagery in Der Fuchs war damals schon der Jager7. Norbert Otto Eke: 'Macht nichts, macht nichts, sagte ich mir, macht nichts': Herta Muller's Romanian Novels8. Brigid Haines: Return from the Archipelago: Herta Muller's Atemschaukel as soft memory9. Lyn Marven: 'So fremd war das Gebilde': The Interaction between Visual and Verbal in Herta Muller's Prose and Collages10. Karin Bauer: Gender and the Sexual Politics of Exchange in Herta Muller's Prose11. Wiebke Sievers: Eastward bound: Herta Muller's international reception12. Jean Boase-Beier: Herta Muller in Translation13. Lyn Marven: Life and Literature: Autobiography, Referentiality and Intertextuality in Herta Muller's Work14. Rebecca Braun: Famously Literary? The Nobel Prize and Herta Muller's Authorial Body