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PEN World Voices Festival - School of Silence - Herta Müller on her
Born in rural Romania as part of the German-speaking minority, Nobel
Prize laureate Herta Müller has recalled her childhood as a “school of
silence,” where the loss of words reflected an inadequacy of language itself.
It also resulted from an oppressive dictatorial regime with both communist and
nationalistic traits. Writing became a way to break the silence. Don’t miss the
rare opportunity to hear Müller speak about these themes. The talk is in
German. Translation is available.
In addition to the 1994 and 1997 publications of The Land of Green Plums and
The Appointment, Metropolitan Books will publish Müller’s most recent
novel, entitled Atemschaukel (The Hunger Angel), in 2012.
by Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Goethe-Institut New York, with the generous
support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the
German Literary Society
The Eighth Annual PEN World Voices of
International Literature: April 30-May 6, 2012
100 writers from 25 nations convene to New York to celebrate the power of the
written word in action. The program features performances, discussions,
one-on-one conversations, and readings at venues crisscrossing the city, from
Harlem to Wall Street, including the festival hubs -- The Standard, New York;
The Standard, East Village; and the High Line.
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