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The Hunger Angel by Herta Müller – review

It turned out to be a dull story A very lyrical novel, every chapter is almost like a poem. On the translation of titles – I’m ambivalent, I think, rather than necessarily critical, and atemschauke this case I do agree that Everything I Possess I Carry With Me works better without having read the novel yet, I should say. Which was the last thing we needed. View all 4 comments.

Herta Müller: “Atemschaukel” – Roman aus dem Versunkenland – Kultur – Tagesspiegel

So swinging breath might not be too far off the mark. The different descriptions of hunger are startling and eloquent. From Wikipedia, atemschxukel free encyclopedia. It is only when he learns with who he is that he can be a more empathetic and caring person. But when you want to describe and expose the pretensions of pretentious literary types, where do you go?


When I speak, I only pack myself a little differently. The boy describes his experiences in short chapters, and they are absolutely shocking.

This is a novel who was very appreciated by critics and probably by the whole literary world. Open Preview See atemschaulel Problem? He is not free, and he knows it.

Through the story of one young man, this Nobel Prize winning author tells us the relatively unknown story of thousands of Romanians of German descent who, apparently in retaliation for WW II, were forced into Russian work camps. A light that sweetly creeps up your throat and swells and rises to your brain. To ask other readers questions about The Hunger Angelplease sign up.

The Hunger Angel

What Leo’s grandmother gives him are five words: And in Cambodia under Pol Pot. She has given Leo the language to express the inexpressible, as hunger sharpens his senses into an acuity that is both hallucinatory and profound.

By slow starvation, because your own husband atekschaukel taking your food. Maybe it just says something about the different literary contexts that the English titles chosen are so very different.

That it comes in addition to the hunger you already feel. View all 9 comments. As the years atemschaukep by he becomes more and more indistinguishable from what he describes, but never completely, instead more like the shadow of a cloud passing by, and then later the land beneath the shadow. Gnawing lice, lice in the eyebrows, in the armpits, in the genital hair. To not let death or the sadness that follows dwell or settle too long, to not wither into nothingness and be swept away.


This is a remarkable novel, both bleak and chastening. This book is about nothing less than the human soul. It is a dizzying, poetic, punch-drunk account that sent me reeling, shocked at what was being told but constantly marvelling at the writing.

There is no defence. He packed and went, packed and went, carrying silent baggage. The deportations were a taboo subject because they recalled Romania’s Facist past. Using poetic prose as her brush, she drags the reader through inhuman conditions to examine the guilt of a nation so prejudiced to its weakest group.

To a piece of literature.