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Is there a true "heimat" for Nobelprice winner Herta Müller, and for other writers who "come back" after a long exile or Diaspora? A discussion with Zsuzsanna Török, Dragan Klaic, John Neubauer and Guido Snel.

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Date 8 December 2009
Time 19:00 -21:00
Location
Spui 25

The most recent Nobel-Prize winner in Literature, Herta Müller, was born and raised in communist Romania, as member of the German (Swabian) minority in the Banat. She was forced to leave Romania in 1987 and lives now in Germany, but since she was critical not only of Ceauşescu's regime but also of the Banat German tradition, she was not received with open arms by everybody. Is there a true "heimat" for Herta Müller, and for other writers who "come back" after a long exile or Diaspora?

These and related questions will be discussed, in connection with the just published volume The Exile and Return of Writers from East-Central Europe. A presentation of Thomas Cooper's article "Herta Müller: Between Myths of Belonging" will be followed by a discussion with the audience and other authors of the volume (Zsuzsanna Török, Dragan Klaic, John Neubauer, Guido Snel and Neil Stewart).

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Spui 25

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