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Nadirs (European Women Writers)

ISBN13: 9780803231979
ISBN: 0803231970
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $24.95
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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Pages: 126
Average Goodreads rating: 3.41/5 (1 ratings)

Juxtaposing reality and fantasy, nightmares and dark laughter, Nadirs is a collection of largely autobiographical stories based on Herta Müller’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.