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Herta Müller
Herta Müller was born on 17 August 1953 in Nitzkydorf (Banat/Romania). Her parents belonged to the German-speaking minority. Her father was a lorry driver, her mother a peasant. She attended school and university in Temeswar. After refusing to work for the Romanian secret service, the Securitate, she lost her job as translator in a machine factory. Nadirs, her first book, lay around at the publishers for four years and was heavily censored when it was eventually published. The manuscript was smuggled to Germany and published in 1984. In 1987, she emigrated to Germany and has lived in Berlin ever since. She has a string of literary prizes to her name, including the Aspekte Literature Prize (1984), the Kleist Prize (1994), the Prix Aristeion (1995), the Konrad Adenauer prize for literature (2004) and, the Nobel Prize for Literature (2009). 'Every object must occupy the place it occupies and I must be the person I am' was written as an afterword to Max Blecher's Adventures in Immediate Irreality, forthcoming from New Directions on 17 February 2015.

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'Every object must occupy ...'

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January 2015

Herta Müller

TR. Philip Boehm

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January 2015

I’d like to introduce you to a book, an impressive book that no one read when it first came out in Romania in 1936...

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December 2013

A Lucky Man, One of the Luckiest

Katie Kitamura

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December 2013

Will you take the garbage when you go out? My wife said this without turning from the sink where...

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November 2012

Life outside the Manet Paradise Resort : On the paintings of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Orlando Reade

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November 2012

*   A person is represented, sitting in what appears to be the banal and conventional pose of a...

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Issue No. 12

Foreword: A Pound of Flesh

George Szirtes

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Issue No. 12

1.   ANALOGIES FOR TRANSLATION ARE MANY, most of them assuming a definable something on one side of the...

 

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