Set In Romania At The Height Of Ceausescu S Brutal Reign Of Terror, TheLand Of Green Plums Tells The Story Of A Group Of Young Students, Each Of Whom Has Left The Impoverished Provinces In Search Of Better Prospects In The City It Is A Profound Illustration Of A Totalitarian State Which Comes To Inhabit Every Aspect Of Life To The Extent That Everyone, Event The Strongest, Must Either Bend To The Oppressors, Or Resist Them And Perish Librarian Note This Is An Alternate Edition For ISBN
Herta M ller was born in Ni chidorf, Timi County, Romania, the daughter of Swabian farmers Her family was part of Romania s German minority and her mother was deported to a labour camp in the Soviet Union after World War II She read German studies and Romanian literature at Timi oara University In 1976, M ller began working as a translator for an engineering company, but in 1979 was dismissed for her refusal to cooperate with the Securitate, the Communist regime s secret police Initially, she made a living by teaching kindergarten and giving private German lessons Her first book was published in Romania in German in 1982, and appeared only in a censored version, as with most publications of the time.In 1987, M ller left for Germany with her husband, novelist Richard Wagner Over the following years she received many lectureships at universities in Germany and abroad In 1995 M ller was awarded membership to the German Academy for Writing and Poetry, and other positions followed In 1997 she withdrew from the PEN centre of Germany in protest of its merge with the former German Democratic Republic branch.The Swedish Academy awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature to M ller, who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.She currently resides in Berlin, Germany.
- 242 pages
- The Land of Green Plums
- Herta Müller
- 18 May 2019 Herta Müller