The Land of Green Plums PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Land of Green Plums free pdf Like the narrator of her novel The Land of Green Plums, Herta Muller grew up a German minority in Ceausescu's Romania, which she eventually left to settle in Germany. Her own experience lends credibility to the voice of her young narrator, who inhabits a deprived police state in which minorities such as the ethnic Germans suffer persecution beyond the quotidian oppressions of Ceausescu's regime. The title refers to the young woman's observations of the swaggering policemen who wolf down plums from the city trees, even while they're still green- the act serves as a symbol of greed, arbitrary power, and stupidity. Although an element of the story is survival, achieved by clinging to the German culture and language, the novel also confronts the older characters' sympathy with the Nazis. Nevertheless, Muller's fictional heroine finds salvation, as she herself did, in modern Germany.

About Herta Mueller

Born in Romania in 1953, Herta Muller lost her job as a teacher and suffered repeated threats after refusing to cooperate with Ceausescu's Secret Police. She succeeded in emigrating in 1987 and now lives in Berlin. The recipient of the European Literature Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, she is also the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature."

Details Book

Author : Herta Mueller
Publisher : Picador USA
Data Published : 01 November 2010
ISBN : 0312429940
EAN : 9780312429942
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 258 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Land of Green Plums



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Book of Pears and Plums free pdfThe Book of Pears and Plums

    Excerpt from The Book of Pears and Plums I have grown pears. plums. cherries and mulberries for many years. and have written many articles about the first two fruits- yet. in preparing this work..


  • Romania's Abandoned Children free pdfRomania's Abandoned Children

    The implications of early experience for children's brain development. behavior. and psychological functioning have long absorbed caregivers. researchers. and clinicians. The 1989 fall of Romania's Ceausescu regime left approximately 170..


  • Germany (Green Guides) free pdfGermany (Green Guides)

    The updated Green Guide Germany. organized by district for easy travel. presents the best of the country. Discover its dynamic cities. awe-inspiring scenery and spirit-lifting culture..


  • My Native Land A4 free pdfMy Native Land A4

    Ana Blandiana is one of Romania's foremost poets. a leading dissident before for the fall of Communism. and now her country's strongest candidate for the Nobel Prize. A prominent opponent of the Ceausescu regime..


  • Train to Trieste  free pdfTrain to Trieste

    A young Romanian woman flees both Ceausescu's Romania and her lover. who she fears is an informant. for America--only to return later at the urging of her dying father. Unabridged..


  • The Land of Green Plums free pdfThe Land of Green Plums

    Read Free Books Online Without Downloading. Like the narrator of her novel The Land of Green Plums, Herta Muller grew up a German minority in Ceausescu's Romania, which she eventually left to settle i