The Passport

by Herta Müller | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1852421398 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Oedde of Darmstadt, Hessen Germany on 11/8/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by Oedde from Darmstadt, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
I bought this today in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for the winner of this year's international October sweepstakes. It's a nice little paperback of 93 pages (not the cover shown here), a translation from German by Martin Chalmers. The German title is very different from the English one: "Der Mensch ist ein großer Fasan auf der Welt", which means something like 'Man is a great peacock on earth'.

The reason why I picked this book for the winner is: negatively speaking, I couldn't find any of her wishlist books in any of the bookstores in town, nor any vampire books (which I felt would have been a good choice, seeing as she has read a few vampire stories and as I'm in Transylvania, Dracula's home country...); positively speaking, this book is by Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller who is connected both to my home country Germany and to my current home Romania - plus, the story itself is again connected to Germany and Romania and to where these countries' histories touch. So this is a very personal choice of a book. I have to admit that I haven't read it myself but the blurb sounds interesting. I'm going to read it in German as soon as I find a copy.

I really hope you enjoy the read. But if you don't, please feel free to say so in your journal entry!

Journal Entry 2 by Oedde at Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania and Partium Romania on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (11/9/2011 UTC) at Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania and Partium Romania

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So now the book is making its first journey - and a long one it is...

Congratulations on winning :-) !

Journal Entry 3 by wingMozettewing at Logan City, Queensland Australia on Monday, December 05, 2011
Wow! What a surprise this is! I've won a Sweepstakes! Thank you so much for posting this wonderful book about your country to me. I can't wait to read it over my Christmas/NYE period.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmattandmandy75wing at Cockatoo, Victoria Australia on Thursday, August 08, 2019
Received in a Book Bag from Mozette!
Thank you!

Released 1 mo ago (8/20/2019 UTC) at Woori Community House - 5/1385 Healesville Rd in Woori Yallock, Victoria Australia

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Please journal that you’ve found me, read and re-release. I’d love to follow the book’s journey. Bookcrossing is free & fun and let’s face it, not much is these days! :)

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