By Herta Müller
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
"With the focus of poetry and the frankness of prose, Muller depicts the language of the dispossessed."—Jury of the Nobel Prize for Literature
"[Müller’s] darkish, heavily saw and occasionally violent paintings usually explores exile and the bleak quotidian realities of lifestyles below Ceausescu. . . . Her sensibility is usually bleak, however the element in her fiction can whip it alive."—New York Times
The Passport is a gorgeous, haunting novel whose topic is a German village in Romania stuck among the stifling hopelessness of Ceaucescu's dictatorship and the glittering temptations of the West. tales from the prior are woven including the issues Windisch, the village miller, faces after he applies for permission emigrate to West Germany. Herta Müller describes with poetic consciousness the goals and superstitions, conflicts and oppression of a forgotten quarter, the Banat, within the Danube undeniable. In sparse, poetic language, Müller captures the forlorn plight of a trapped people.
Herta Müller was born in Timis, Romania in 1953. A vocal member of the German minority, she was once pressured to go away the rustic in 1987, and moved to Berlin, the place she nonetheless lives. In 2009 she gained the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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