The Land of Green Plums

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Northwestern University Press, 1998 - Fiction - 242 pages
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In Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign, a group of young people move to the city in search of better prospects, but they must face betrayal and suicide, and the choice to bend to the oppressors or resist and die.
 

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The literature of oppression is vast and, tragically, seems to emerge from just about any country where humans exert power over other humans. The Eastern European Communist dictatorships of the latter ... Read full review

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The Land of Green Plums is an overwhelming allegorical saga of Banat Swabians (German minority populace) inhabiting in Romania, who lived under constant scrutiny and fear after WWII; especially ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Born in Romania in 1953, Herta Müller lost her job as a teacher and suffered repeated threats after refusing to cooperate with Ceausescu's Secret Police. She succeeded in emigrating in 1987 and now lives in Berlin. The recipient of the European Literature Prize, she has also won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for her previous novel, The Land of Green Plums. Müller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009.

Michael Hofmann won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize for Roth's The Tale of the 1002nd Night by Joseph Roth.

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