Juxtaposing reality and fantasy, nightmares and dark laughter, Nadirs is a collection of largely autobiographical stories based on Herta Muller's childhood in the Romanian countryside. The individual tales reveal a child's often nightmarish impressions of life in her village. Seamlessly mixing reality with dream-like images, they brilliantly convey the inner, troubled life of a child and, at the same time, capture the violence and corruption of life under an oppressive state.

Nadirs 1999, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803282544

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Nadirs 1999, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803231979

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