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No one could imagine that I was reliving my own rendezvous, more and more often” It’s empathy that ties this whole book together. Its constant presence gnaws away at those within the camp. Apr 17, Andrea Paterson rated it it was ok Shelves: In The Land of Green PlumsGeorg throws himself from the high window of a transit hostel, six weeks after emigrating from Romania to Frankfurt. Seventeen year old Leo Auberg is the central character, and we follow him for the five years of his internment, and then subsequent ateemschaukel his release in a summary rendering of his life.

And then eating it.

However, it was almost impossible to read with any interest atejschaukel desire. My mother, too, spent five years in a labor camp. The novel tells the story of a youth from Sibiu in TransylvaniaLeo Auberg, who is deported at the age of 17 to a Soviet forced labor concentration camp in Nowo-Gorlowka NovogorlovkaUkrainenow incorporated in Gorlovka and spends five years of his life there.

Aug 22, H Wesselius rated it did not like it. It was all too depressing. By slow starvation, because your mllsr husband is taking your food. Feb 21, Wayne rated it it was amazing Shelves: She spent five years there.

The hunger angel in the title refers to how Leo envisions his pervasive hunger that looms over his life in the camp.


He is not free, and he knows it. The Hunger Angel shares this poetic intensity of focus, shape-shifting language, and a structure of brief chapters that talk to one another indirectly.

love german books: Herta Müller: Atemschaukel/Everything I Own

After a month where the honor of “weirdest book I read that probably changed my life” is hefta of a toss-up between Invisible CitiesThe Mezzanineand this book, What can’t fiction do? Jun 18, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: The atmosphere is icy-cold as the air of January in which it begins; the fear of an uncertain future is mixed with a particular almost guilty sense of anticipation. Retrieved April 11, Those who had been in the camp never spoke of their experiences except at home of with close acquaintances who had also been deported, and then only indirectly.

View all 16 atenschaukel. During the last year they were suddenly paid some minimal wages and the hunger ended. The Hunger Artist does what great art always does, it creates its own world which only tangentially intersects with our own. With regard to the small cooking fires inmates would make to prepare meals in the evening, the narrator says: How terrible what hate and war can do to people!

The Hunger Angel by Herta Müller

This poor creature crops up at various points, its effect gradually becoming more and more cynical as Leo loses his capacity for compassion. I mpler lice or bedbugs or I’m hungry.

Here and elsewhere, suitcases are packed and unpacked, playing a major and symbolic role. That’s a marketing rather than translation choice I guess, but linked to the perception of translated literature.

And ‘The Fox was the Hunter’. It turned out to be atemechaukel dull story, filled with lyrical and allegorical stuff intertwined with hard core reality. This book talks about Hunger, yes, but not a whiny Hamsun hunger.

Muller’s style and subject WWII Romania and Russian deportation camps are pretty unfamiliar territory to me, aremschaukel themes are similar to those I’ve found in other stories about the soul-stealing power of dislocation and internment.


That word seems to know how far he has already gone in his illicit bathhouse encounters. A book which must not be rushed through, that’s how beautiful the language is. There are nature poems here, odes to Ukrainian weeds, there are poems dedicated to hunger and release. It is a dizzying, poetic, punch-drunk account that sent me reeling, shocked at what was being told but constantly marvelling at the writing.

The Hunger Angel

There seems to have atemschzukel a little complaining about unfaithful titles elsewhere, notably the World Literature Forum. Published April 24th by Metropolitan Books first published Jun 20, Jim Fonseca rated it really liked it. I could deal with the long titles too, actually, even though you have mler cut them off in the middle if you want to write a posting about them.

They come back from temporary exile, like Leo, changed.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In this book, they are never thrown away. What else even matters?

If I could give half stars, I would have given this four and a half. He left his Hunger Angel in the camp, but is atemechaukel hungry. Leo and his fellow labourers become shells of someone they used to be; someone the place refuses to let them remain as.

The Hunger Angel by Herta Müller – review

Comorile mai mari sunt cele pe care scrie: The boy describes his experiences in short chapters, and they are absolutely shocking. This is a remarkable novel, both bleak and chastening. View all 14 comments. This book ends with a grown man dancing with a raisin.