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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803282544
ISBN-10: 0803282540
Format: Paperback
(5817mm x 3887mm x 8mm)
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Herta Muller

Herta Muller, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, has been one of the most prolific and acclaimed German-language writers of the last two decades. Born in 1953 in the Banat, a German-language region of Romania, she emigrated to West Berlin in 1987 and currently lives in Berlin. Sieglinde Lug is a professor emerita of German and comparative literature at the University of Denver.

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