Some things though should not be fortgotten, no matter how painful.
Fact is, her language is outstandingly original, and if the Nobel for literature has any meaning, then it must be in rewarding singular acievements like hers.
Muller's powerful description of a forbidden world (that many of us might have imagined otherwise during our youth) is beyond unforgettable!
The Land of Green Plums is a partly-autobiographical novel set in Romania under the harsh rule of the dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steven Davis
Sometimes a book is written that is so awfully it deserves a Nobel Prize. This is the case of The Land of Green Plums. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jon
This book is written in the same style as The Appointment, for which I have already written a review. Read morePublished 8 months ago by LaurentG
The novel is written in staccato-like short sentences, with returning motives and statements. The result is actually a sort of perpetually nervous but colorful melodiousness. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Witold
The theme of the novel is the miasma of the ever-present fear that people felt in Ceauºescu's Romania, particularly the approximately eighteen year old narrator and the three young... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ralph Blumenau
I confess that this is my first Herta Müller novel, and I was at first pulled in by the strange lyricism of her voice as well as the obliqueness of her symbolism. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Steiner
Grounded in her personal experiences, this poetic and fragmented novella The Land of Green Plums: A Novelhas a staccato beat worthy of a shower scene in Hitchcock's thrillers. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by Joseph Psotka
Herta Muller was born in the German-speaking region of Banat in central Romania, and grew up under Ceausescu. Read morePublished on October 7, 2011 by A Certain Bibliophile
I read this passage on the page 2: "The grass stands tall inside our heads. When we speak it gets mowed. Even when we don't. Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by Az InBetween