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of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

August 17, 2010

Aug. 17, 1953

Herta Muller, Nobel Laueate for Literature in 2009, currently lives in Berlin with her husband, and has also a history of refusing to cooperate with the Communist government when it was organized. Her novels and poetry were the reasons for the Nobel, but we need to notice also the books she edited, and I will quote several titles, to give a sense of the author:

* Theodor Kramer: Die Wahrheit ist, man hat mir nichts getan ("The Truth Is No One Did Anything to Me"), 1999
* Die Handtasche ("The Purse"), 2001
* Wenn die Katze ein Pferd wäre, könnte man durch die Bäume reiten ("If the Cat Were a Horse, You Could Ride Through the Trees"), 2001.

Muller was born on August 17, 1953.

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