Aug. Tief atmet man durch, wenn man dieses Buch ausgelesen hat, und man hat schon zuvor etliche Male tief Luft holen müssen. “Atemschaukel” ist. PDF | My paper elaborates Herta Müller’s Gulag novel, Atemschaukel (; published in English under the title of The Hunger Angel in ). Herta Müllers Atemschaukel ist ein Ereignis. In einem überwältigenden, poetischen Roman erzählt sie vom Schicksal eines jungen Mannes aus Siebenbürgen.

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The depiction is brutally frank, sparing no details of the suffering, especially from hunger, that the conscripts endured. He is gay, and describes many secret and highly illegal assignations both before and after his time as a forced laborer.

While this work certainly has its place on the international stage for necessary historical fiction, when juxtaposed alongside a sustained conside I was all too aware that there’s an unspoken law that you should never start to cry if you have too many reasons to atemschau,el so.

This hidden rustle of conversation between fragments slowly reveals the enormity of the whole. Hmm, Lyn, I don’t mind that marketing trick. Echoes here of soldiers returning from WWI. The novel is based on many conversations she had with another victim of the deportations from her home village in Rumania.

In Atemschaukelshe has more than proved hetra her range is wider, and that her curious linguistic slant can be just as well applied to matters further afield. She currently lives in Berlin, Germany. Apparently so would Herta Muller.


Events overtook the dangers for Leo. He is not free, and he knows it.

The Hunger Angel by Herta Müller – review

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. She was born in Romania, part of the German minority settled in the Banat region since the 18th century, and the history of her immediate family reflects the turmoils of war and displacement. One of the brutal overseers at the camp subsequently is murdered after the detainees are released.

Her first book was published in Romania in German inand appeared only in a censored version, as with most publications of the time. This book resounds the sound of honesty and truth.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Her first book was published in Romania in German inand appeared only in a censored version, as with most publications of the time. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. What Leo’s grandmother gives him are five words: To ask other readers questions about Atemschaukelplease sign up.

This is a novel who was very appreciated by critics and probably by the whole literary world. After many years if the survivers are freed. When Moler do allow myself a feeling, I take the part that hurts and bandage it up with a story that doesn’t cry, that doesn’t dwell on homesickness. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

I speak some French and Romanian. Weil ich wiedergekommen bin, darf ich das sagen: It covers, however, despite obvious differences in the enforcer and the enforced, familiar territory, and risks straying into the kitch if too much fiction atemachaukel applied to fact. Thanks for this, it sounds really fascinating – can’t wait for my copy to turn up finally so I can get stuck in Kati is in the camp because someone has substituted her name for another’s on the list, or perhaps out of simple sadism.


There’s no such word in Russian, doesn’t even sound like one.

I have read many books about work camps — fiction and true stories; written later and written on site; written by people that were present and those that were not.

Even when something does affect me I’m only moderately moved. I can’t say Heart-beast would appeal to me, but at least it is translatable! There seems to have been a little complaining about unfaithful titles elsewhere, notably the World Literature Forum. I am not sure how much of a “document” this book is. How can I get a copy of this book in English?

Ich habe mir diesen Satz nicht absichtlich gemerkt. Share your thoughts with other customers. The novel is narrated in the voice of Leo Auberg, a year-old who is just discovering his sexuality as something “strange, filthy, shameless and beautiful”.

I have bigger, more Anglo fish to fry.