Land of Green Plums ebook
by Herta Muller
Müller has triumphed in her honesty, and The Land of Green Plums is her testimony. Describes in precisely hewn detail what is was like to live in Romania under communism. Ms. Müller's rich, harsh, obsessive imagery captures the surreal beauty and the difficulty of Ceausescu-era Romania. By paying careful attention to the slightest nuances of life in Romania the book gives an accurate description of what it was like to be alive anywhere in Eastern Europe during the years of communism. Müller has triumphed in her honesty and The Land of Green Plums is her testimony. The Washington Times.
The Land of Green Plums (German: Herztier) is a novel by Herta Müller, published in 1994 by Rowohlt Verlag. Perhaps Müller's best-known work, the story portrays four young people living in a totalitarian police state in Communist Romania, ending with their emigration to Germany. The narrator is an unidentified young woman belonging to the ethnic German minority. Müller said the novel was written "in memory of my Romanian friends who were killed under the Ceauşescu regime".
One of Herta Müller’s favourite themes, in fact perhaps her most common one, is the repression of Eastern European . This book is probably her best-known example of this theme.
One of Herta Müller’s favourite themes, in fact perhaps her most common one, is the repression of Eastern European states, primarily Romania, towards their nationals during the Soviet era. The story is narrated by an unnamed young woman living in Romania during the Ceausescu regime. Initially, she is living in a college, sharing a dormitory with five others including, in particular, Lola.
Start by marking The Land of Green Plums as Want to Read . It's character driven so there's no real plot. Yet the vivid picture Herta Müller paints of Communist Romania under dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu is an absolute horror
Start by marking The Land of Green Plums as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Yet the vivid picture Herta Müller paints of Communist Romania under dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu is an absolute horror. I mean, the inanity of harassing perfectly harmless people and interrogating them and humiliating them for no purpose other than to instill fear and, thus, submission. Hannah Arendt's phrase "the banality of evil" springs to mind.
Muller opens and closes her novel, The Land of Green Plums, with this line so she must thinks it's important. It must be the key her novel's theme. This notion of whether or not to speak and the price you’ll pay for speaking, seem all to relevant today.
Автор: Mueller Herta Название: The Land of Green Plums . Описание: The book for the first time explores in-depth the life and work of Herta Herzog (1910–2010), an Austrian-American social psychologist.
Herta Muller, herself a survivor of Ceausescus police state, speaks from intimate experience.
One can see why, even before you've read it. Romanians suffered probably more than anyone else, except perhaps Albanians, in terms of Eastern-bloc-style deprivation, and Ceausescu's personal style, the extravagance of his despotism, certainly didn't make things any easier to bear.
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Ms. Muller opens and closes her novel, The Land of Green Plums, with this line so she must thinks it's important. It must be the key her novel's theme
Book: The Land of Green Plums Author: Herta Müller Translated: Michael Hofmann Genre: Fiction Publisher: Granta Books Excerpt: I knew the dwarf lady on Trajan Square. She had more scalp than hair, she was deaf and dumb, and she wore a grass pigtail like the discarded chairs underneath the old people’s mulberry trees. What meaning can we find in it?
San Diego Union-Tribune. The Land of Green Plums works hauntingly, disturbingly well
San Diego Union-Tribune. The Land of Green Plums works hauntingly, disturbingly well. Impressive, wholly authentic. a bleak fable with the flickering intensity of a nightmare.