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These stories by Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll, written between 1946 and 1952 but only published here in 1987, are stunning accounts of German soldiers in a war they did not want and the bleak aftermath of Germany in ruins. In this early work, Böll's style is already powerful and evocative, engaging in the moral drama that will come to fruition in such later works as , , , and .

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"This evocation of the great German humanistic tradition is salutary amid so much pain and absurdity. And no writer is more qualified than Heinrich Böll to evoke that tradition." --

Synopsis:

These stories, written between 1946 and 1952 are stunning accounts of German soldiers in a war they did not want and the bleak aftermath of Germany in ruins. This Nobel Prize-winner's other works include Billiards at Half-Past Nine, The Clown, Group Portrait with Lady, and The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum.

About the Author

Leila Vennewitz was the distinguished translator of Heinrich Böll and other postwar German writers, including Jurek Becker and Martin Walser. She won numerous awards for her translations. She died in 2007.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393305999
Other:
Boll, Heinrich
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Boll, Heinrich
Author:
Vennewitz, Leila
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Series:
Norton Paperback Fiction
Series Volume:
no. 17, 119
Publication Date:
19890417
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.97x5.40x.55 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393305999 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "This evocation of the great German humanistic tradition is salutary amid so much pain and absurdity. And no writer is more qualified than Heinrich Böll to evoke that tradition." --
"Synopsis" by , These stories, written between 1946 and 1952 are stunning accounts of German soldiers in a war they did not want and the bleak aftermath of Germany in ruins. This Nobel Prize-winner's other works include Billiards at Half-Past Nine, The Clown, Group Portrait with Lady, and The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum.
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