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Herta Müller on Silence

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 deliver the 2001 Lecture to the Swedish Academy in Stockholm and discuss these themes. In German. Translation is available. Free and open to the public.

RSVP required: deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event.

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