Barfüßiger Februar

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Barfüßiger Februar
Front cover of book showing log staircase climbing a snowy hill.
Front cover
Author Herta Müller
Country Germany
Language German
Publisher Rotbuch Verlag
Publication date
Media type Print (softcover)
ISBN 978-3-88022-024-9
OCLC 263149620

Barfüßiger Februar ("Barefoot February"[1]) is a book by Nobel Prize-winning author Herta Müller. It was first published in 1987. The book consists of a series of short stories, each indicting conditions present in German speaking part of Romania, such as the wretched poverty seen in the Romanian countryside.[2] An article in Die Zeit by Marina Münkler calls it a "Dokument der Zerrissenheit".[3]


  1. ^ Stuart Taberner (September 30, 2011). The Novel in German Since 1990. Cambridge University Press. p. 185. ISBN 978-0-521-19237-8. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jef van Gool (June 20, 2009). "Nobelprijs voor schrijfster Herta Müller (Nobel Prize Writer Herta Müller)" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS). Archived from the original on September 22, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ Marina Münkler (March 3, 1988). "Utopie vom Tod". Die Zeit. Retrieved November 23, 2011.