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The Nobel Literature Prize Documentary 2009 [electronic resource]: Writing Against Terror-the Literature of Herta Muller

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Her father was an ex-Nazi and alcoholic who clung to his fascist beliefs. For much of her life, she struggled against Nicolae Ceausescu's dehumanizing regime. But no matter how prolonged or alienating her hardships, they never crippled Herta Muller's spirit-and have, in fact, shaped and amplified her astonishing literary output. Commissioned by the Nobel Foundation, this program features revealing interviews with the 2009 Laureate, location footage from her domestic and working life, and readings from her achingly honest work. Excerpts illustrate the poetic resonance and intellectual power of Nadirs, The Land of the Green Plums, Traveling on One Leg, and other works.
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29 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Apr. 01, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
The Literature of Herta Muller
Writing Against Terror
  • Writing as Outlet (0:49)
  • Author in Exile (0:50)
  • Expression Through Writing (0:55)
  • Pro-German Identity (1:02)
  • Childhood Memories (0:57)
  • Childhood Experiences (1:16)
  • Romania's Past (1:22)
  • Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu (1:06)
  • Intrusive Dictatorship (1:01)
  • In the Society of Dissidents (1:08)
  • Poetry in Times of Repression (1:59)
  • Harassment (0:56)
  • Body and Soul Stripped Naked (1:16)
  • Secret Police Harassment (1:13)
  • Repressive Regime and Fear (1:14)
  • Why Not Suicide? (1:07)
  • Traumatic Times (1:11)
  • Escape from Oppression (0:59)
  • From Fear to Freedom (0:56)
  • Materiality of Words (1:14)
  • Excerpts from a Novel (1:04)
  • Everything Is Writing (1:20)
  • Writing Style (1:20)
  • Writing Is Hard Work (0:59)
  • Writing to Live (0:58)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
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41075 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
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