„World world sister world
When shall I tire of you.
When my bread is dry
When my hand forgets my glass
When the coffin’s boxed me in
Maybe that’s when I’ll be tired of you.
...
Living is despairing
And the dead they rot away“

—  Герта Мюллер, Michael Hulse and Philip Boehm translation, Picador 2002, p. 92
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