Download or Read eBook The Hunger Angel PDF written by Herta Müller and published by Portobello Books. This book was released on 2012-05-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
'I know you'll return.' These are his grandmother's last words to him. Leo has them in his head as he boards the truck to Russia one freezing mid-January morning in 1945. They keep him alive - through hunger, pain, and despair - during his time in the Gulag. And, eventually, they will bring him back home. Mller has distilled Leo's struggle into words of breathtaking intensity that take us on a journey far beyond one man's physical travails and into the depths of the human soul.
Download or Read eBook The Hunger Angel PDF written by Herta Müller and published by Metropolitan Books. This book was released on 2012-04-24 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A masterful new novel from the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize, hailed for depicting the "landscape of the dispossessed" with "the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose" (Nobel Prize Committee) 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. Müller has distilled Leo's struggle into words of breathtaking intensity that take us on a journey far beyond the Gulag and into the depths of one man's soul.
Download or Read eBook Rage in the Belly PDF written by Luzia Sutter Rehmann and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-02-03 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Rage in the Belly by : Luzia Sutter Rehmann
How is rage related to hunger? Hunger is a liminal experience, connected to powerlessness, shame, and violence. Hunger does not issue into speech. It cannot therefore be easily found in the biblical texts, written by (and about) people who knew hunger. It hides behind the words in these texts. Rage, conversely, finds expression; and in the texts, it can alert readers to hidden experiences of hunger. But rage is not just a response to the lack of food. It is also a transformative force, reaching towards a justice that is not yet real. The experience of hunger and the fear of famine often go hand in hand with anger—a rage that can bring whole populations to their feet. Luzia Sutter Rehmann develops a biblical hermeneutic that centers on the “fire” in the belly of the hungry, their rage that leads to protests and uprisings. Her reading shows “the poor” or “the many” as those with whom Jesus cooperates and as subjects acting on their own initiative. The book also highlights key socio-historical information on the food situation of ancient Rome and Palestine: on poverty, political dependence and unrest, droughts, and famines.
Download or Read eBook The Right to Difference PDF written by Nicole Coleman and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2021-10-14 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 PDF written by Daniel R. Schwarz and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2018-03-14 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 by : Daniel R. Schwarz
An exploration of the modern European novel from a renowned English literature scholar Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 is an engaging, in-depth examination of the evolution of the modern European novel. Written in Daniel R. Schwarz's precise and highly readable style, this critical study offers compelling discussions on a wide range of major works since 1900 and examines recurring themes within the context of significant historical events, including both World Wars and the Holocaust. The author cites important developments in the evolution of the modern novel and explores how these paradigmatic works of fiction reflect intellectual and cultural history, including developments in painting and cinema. Schwarz focuses on narrative complexity, thematic subtlety, and formal originality as well as how novels render historical events and cultural developments Discussing major works by Proust, Camus, Mann, Kafka, Grass, di Lampedusa, Bassani, Kertesz, Pamuk, Kundera, Saramago, Muller and Ferrante, Schwarz explores how these often experimental masterworks pay homage to the their major predecessors—discussed in Schwarz's ground-breaking Reading the European Novel to 1900—even while proposing radical departures from realism in their approach to time and space, their testing the limits of language, and their innovative ways of rendering the human psyche. Written for teachers and students by a highly-acclaimed scholar and including valuable study questions, Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 offers a guide for a deeper understanding of how these original modern masters respond to both the past and present.
From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2009 'Just as the father in the house in which we live is our father, so Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu is the father of our country. And just as the mother in the house in which we live is our mother, so Comrade Elena Ceausescu is the mother of our country. Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu is the father of our children. All the children love comrade Nicolae and comrade Elena, because they are their parents.' The Passport is a beautiful, haunting novel whose subject is a German village in Romania caught between the stifling hopelessness of Ceausescu's dictatorship and the glittering temptations of the West. Stories from the past are woven together with the problems Windisch, the village miller, faces after he applies for permission to migrate to West Germany. Herta Mller describes with poetic attention the dreams and superstitions, conflicts and oppression of a forgotten region, the Banat, in the Danube Plain. In sparse, lyrical language, Herta Mller captures the forlorn plight of a trapped people. This edition is translated by Martin Chalmers, with a new foreword by Paul Bailey. Also by Herta Mller: Nadirs, The Land of Green Plums, The Appointment, and The Hunger Angel.
Book Synopsis The Angel's Hunger by : Holley Trent
Cursed by his vengeful ex-lover eight hundred years ago, fallen angel Tamatsu lost not only his voice but much of his considerable power, and became consumed by ravenous hungers for food, sex, violence, and other earthly pleasures. Now he’s ready to make a deal with his former flame: the return of his voice in exchange for the location of her missing queen. But the Fates have a way of throwing monkey wrenches into the best-laid plans. After so many years outside of the elf realm, the unflinching Noelle isn’t sure she can remember what happened to his voice or what made her mad enough to curse Tamatsu in the first place. When the magic tethering the two feuding warriors causes old passions to flare, Tamatsu must decide if being intimate with Noelle again is worth exacerbating his insatiable appetites. And can Noelle truly find a way to make amends with the only person who’s capable of balancing her? It’s not a match made in heaven, but they could make a hell of a team. ___ This is a gently revised second edition of a book originally published by Crimson Romance/Simon & Schuster.
Download or Read eBook The Fox Was Ever the Hunter PDF written by Herta Müller and published by Metropolitan Books. This book was released on 2016-05-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Fox Was Ever the Hunter by : Herta Müller
An early masterpiece from the winner of the Nobel Prize hailed as the laureate of life under totalitarianism Romania-the last months of the Ceausescu regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician. Clara works in a wire factory. Pavel is Clara's lover. But one of them works for the secret police and is reporting on all of the group. One day Adina returns home to discover that her fox fur rug has had its tail cut off. On another occasion it's the hindleg. Then a foreleg. The mutilated fur is a sign that she is being tracked by the secret police-the fox was ever the hunter. Images of photographic precision combine into a kaleidoscope of terror as Adina and her friends struggle to keep mind and body intact in a world pervaded by complicity and permeated with fear, where it's hard to tell victim from perpetrator. In The Fox Was Always a Hunter, Herta Müller once again uses language that displays the "concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose"-as the Swedish Academy noted upon awarding her the Nobel Prize-to create a hauntingly cinematic portrayal of the corruption of the soul under totalitarianism.