Group Portrait With Lady

byHeinrich BollTranslated byLeila Vennewitz

March 18, 2011|
Group Portrait With Lady by Heinrich Boll
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Cited by the Nobel Prize committee as the “crown” of Heinrich Böll’s work, the gripping story of Group Portrait With Lady unspools like a suspenseful documentary. Via a series of tense interviews, an unnamed narrator uncovers the story—past and present—of one of Böll’s most intriguing characters, the enigmatic Leni Pfeiffer, a struggling war widow.
 
At the center of her struggle is her effort to prevent the demolition of her Cologne apartment building, a fight in which she is joined by a motley group of neighbors. Along with her illegitimate son, Lev, she becomes the nexus of a countercultural group rebelling against Germany’s dehumanizing past under the Nazis ... and what looks to be an equally dehumanizing future under capitalism.
In 1972, Heinrich Böll became the first German to win the Nobel Prize for literature since Thomas Mann in 1929. Born in Cologne, in 1917, Böll was reared in a liberal Catholic, pacifist family. Drafted into the Wehrmacht, he served on the Russian and French fronts and was wounded four times before he found himself in an American pr...
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Title:Group Portrait With LadyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:464 pages, 8.2 X 5.5 X 1.2 inShipping dimensions:464 pages, 8.2 X 5.5 X 1.2 inPublished:March 18, 2011Publisher:Melville HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935554336

ISBN - 13:9781935554332

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