The Passport

The Passport

Book - 1989
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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 M#65533;ller 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 M#65533;ller 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 M#65533;ller: Nadirs, The Land of Green Plums, The Appointment, and The Hunger Angel.
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 1989.
ISBN: 9781852421397
Branch Call Number: FIC MULL
Characteristics: 93 p. ; 20 cm.


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Jul 28, 2012

A short story set in the German-speaking part of Romania under Cseaceau about what one has to do to get a passport to the west. Surreal. Poetic.

Jan 15, 2010

If somebody can tell me what this book is about? I didn't have any pleasure reading this book. It's like reading "Naked Lunch" on a mind altering drug. What's with the "white", the "tear",the "pothole", the crystal glasses... Felt like Alice in Wonderland in a very dark mood. I give it a "C" ( very bad ).

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