Translation Tuesdays: The Fox Was Ever the Hunter, by Herta Muller @NYJB
A series dedicated to literature in translation whether classic or contemporary.
Der Fuchs war damals schon der Jäger
Translated by Philip Boehm
Ms. Müller won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. The Swedish Academy awarded it because her writing is imbued “with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.” Despite the spies, surveillance, and tyranny, the Romania she presents appears like a fairy tale.