Puget Sound English Department

October 10, 2009

Herta Mueller, Nobel Laureate

Filed under: International,Literature — O. @ 5:02 pm

In the context of Collins’ Library’s own recent display of “banned books,” Library Director Jane Carlin wrote to remind us that “Herta Mueller, a  Romanian,  won the Nobel Literature Prize.  Mueller’s work depicts her harsh life in a small village in Romania  and was CENSORED by the communist government.  In 1984 an uncensored copy of a series of short stories was smuggled out of the country into Germany where it has been described as being ‘devoured’ by readers! “

Read more about Mueller by listening to the NPR podcast at:  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113624786

Thanks to Jane for sending this item along.

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