The Lost Honor Of Katharina Blum: Or, How Violence Develops And Where It Can Lead

Paperback | September 29, 2009

byHeinrich BollTranslated byLeila VennewitzIntroduction byKurt Andersen

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Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll's powerful novel about a woman terrorized by the media

In an era in which journalists will stop at nothing to break a story, Henrich Böll's The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum has taken on heightened relevance. A young woman's association with a hunted man makes her the target of a journalist determined to grab headlines by portraying her as an evil woman. As the attacks on her escalate and she becomes the victim of anonymous threats, Katharina sees only one way out of her nightmare. Turning the mystery genre on its head, the novel begins with the confession of a crime, drawing the reader into a web of sensationalism, character assassination, and the unavoidable eruption of violence.

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Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll's powerful novel about a woman terrorized by the mediaIn an era in which journalists will stop at nothing to break a story, Henrich Böll's The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum has taken on heightened relevance. A young woman's association with a hunted man makes her the target of a journalist determined to ...

Heinrich Boll was the first German to win the Nobel Prize for literature since Thomas Mann in 1929. Born in Cologne, in 1917, Boll 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 prison camp. After...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.34 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014310540X

ISBN - 13:9780143105404

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