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The hunger angel : a novel

Author: Herta Müller; Philip Boehm
Publisher: London : Portobello Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It was an icy morning in January 1945 when the patrol came for seventeen-year-old Leo Auberg to deport him to a camp in the Soviet Union. Leo would spend the next five years in a coke processing plant, shoveling coal, lugging bricks, mixing mortar, and battling the relentless calculus of hunger that governed the labor colony: one shovel load of coal is worth one gram of bread. In her new novel, Nobel laureate Herta  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945
War stories
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herta Müller; Philip Boehm
ISBN: 9781846273322 1846273323 9781846272981 184627298X 9781846272783 1846272785
OCLC Number: 800652854
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Awards: Short-listed for Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2013
Description: vii, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: It was an icy morning in January 1945 when the patrol came for seventeen-year-old Leo Auberg to deport him to a camp in the Soviet Union. Leo would spend the next five years in a coke processing plant, shoveling coal, lugging bricks, mixing mortar, and battling the relentless calculus of hunger that governed the labor colony: one shovel load of coal is worth one gram of bread. In her new novel, Nobel laureate Herta Müller calls upon her unique combination of poetic intensity and dispassionate precision to conjure the distorted world of the labor camp in all its physical and moral absurdity. She has given Leo the language to express the inexpressible, as hunger sharpens his senses into an acuity that is both hallucinatory and profound. In scene after disorienting scene, the most ordinary objects accrue tender poignancy as they acquire new purpose --
a gramophone box serves as a suitcase, a handkerchief becomes a talisman, an enormous piece of casing pipe functions as a lovers' trysting place. The heart is reduced to a pump, the breath mechanized to the rhythm of a swinging shovel, and coal, sand, and snow have a will of their own. Hunger becomes an insatiable angel who haunts the camp, but also a bare-knuckled sparring partner, delivering blows that keep Leo feeling the rawest connection to life.
Other Titles: Atemschaukel.
Responsibility: Herta Müller ; translated by Philip Boehm.

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The new novel from the Nobel Prize winner, author of The Land of Green Plums, a brutal, brilliant story of survival and testimony from a young Romanian-German deported to the Soviet Gulag at the end  Read more...

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