The Resource The hunger angel : a novel, Herta Müller ; translated by Philip Boehm

The hunger angel : a novel, Herta Müller ; translated by Philip Boehm

Label
The hunger angel : a novel
Title
The hunger angel
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Herta Müller ; translated by Philip Boehm
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
January 1945, the war is not yet over : the Soviets begin the deportation of the German minority from the labor camps in Ukraine. This is the story of seventeen year old Leo Auberge, who went to the camp with the naive unawareness of the boy eager to escape provincial life. The last five years however he experienced daily hunger and cold, extreme fatigue and death
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
833.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
novels
The hunger angel : a novel, Herta Müller ; translated by Philip Boehm
Label
The hunger angel : a novel, Herta Müller ; translated by Philip Boehm
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Germany in 2009 under the title by Atemschaukel by Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich."
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
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14561529
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
vii, 290 pages :
Isbn
9781846273322
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Author Herta Muller won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781846273322
  • (OCoLC)800652854

Library Locations

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