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. Herta Muller has been one of the most prolific and ...

Nadirs 1999, Bison, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803282544

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Nadirs 1999, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803231979