Saturday, May 29, 2010

The voice of literature

"Literature speaks with everyone individually – it is personal property that stays inside our heads. And nothing speaks to us as forcefully as a book, which expects nothing in return, other than that we think and feel."

-Herta Müller, in her banquet speech for the Nobel Prize in literature in 2009

4 comments:

Dee J. said...

I googled Herta - I'm going to request "Everything I Possess I Carry With Me" - living under the real of a dictator in Romania I believe.
Thanks Sara!

Sara Schultz said...

I couldn't get that from my library but I requested a couple others... :) We can compare now that I'm coherent to read again!! YAYAY.

Dee J. said...

I couldn't get it at mine either - saw a couple others. I BOUGHT a book that you might like too "Those Who Save Us" by Jenna Blum - about a survivor of Nazi Germany who moved to Minnesota! She's here for a booksigning next weekend.

Sara Schultz said...

We can trade books overseas. Cha!