The Land Of Green Plums (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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2 ed
Winner of International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.; Winner of IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.; Winner of International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Granta Books
Michael Hofmann
198 x 130 x 16 mm
200 g

The Land Of Green Plums

Häftad,  Engelska, 1999-09-01
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Set in Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign of terror, The Land 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.
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A powerful autobiographical account, The Land of Green Plums ... will linger on in the mind and Michael Hofmann's translation is a marvel * Guardian * The Land of Green Plums is a miracle, a fearless human testimony which operates through the combined force of Mller's tight, understated eloquence and Hofmann's deft, atmospheric translation * Irish Times * If W. G. Sebald's The Emigrants suggested there are still new ways of writing about exile and the Holocaust, The Land of Green Plums promises similar possibilities for the literature of the Iron Curtain * Literary Review * Compelling reading * Sunday Times * ... genuinely moving. The book ... develops an almost hypnotic power over the reader * Sunday Telegraph * Herta Mller ... is among the finest writers of protest ... The Land of Green Plums is a miracle * Irish Independent * Mller's clarity and compassion leaves all the weeping to the reader * New Statesman * taut, marvellously translated * Observer * Poetic and powerful * Express * This book cannot fail to impress * Big Issue in the North * No number of re-readings will lessen the impact of Muller's ... terrifying masterpiece * The Irish Times * Since publication the novel's reputation has been steadily growing * Irish Independent * As a depiction of a world where you have to be very careful what you say, The Land of Green Plums works hauntingly, disturbingly well -- Nick Lezard * Guardian * Nothing I have read brings home more the horror of a society which combined agrarian backwardness with the monstrosities of the one-party state -- Anne McElvoy * Evening Standard *

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Born in Romania in 1953, Herta Mller lost her job as a teacher and suffered repeated threats after refusing to cooperate with Ceausescu's Secret Police. She succeeded in emigrating in 1987 and now lives in Berlin. A renowned novelist, poet and essayist, Mller won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009.