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Herta Müller on carrying poetry… Tuesday, 22 December 2009

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“I always had my poems which I could repeat to myself. Even under interrogation. It’s like singing in a prison camp. You never grow tired of it. You can rely on given forms, lean on them. I have often thought it was like praying, for people who don’t believe in God. And its nicer than praying. It requires more individuality. It’s less mechanical. Even today I still copy down sentences from books that give me support.”