Identities Interplay of an Artist: Herta Müller

  • Abstract:

    The Nobel Prize winner for literature, Herta Müller, represents a special case of an artist that deserves attention as it reflects how art can be an instrument of cultural diplomacy, especially in the sense of being an expression of overcoming dichotomies of East and West and cultivate transnational identities. Multiple, overlapping, fluid and contradictory (political) identities of the artist generate a special narrative that seeks to integrate and to find coherence for a world composed of paradoxical “inclusions” and “exclusions”. The article intends to reveal the subjective interplay of political realities within the artist’s consciousness and the literary expressions of a schizoid political universe in searching for a subjective coherence.