Group Portrait with Lady

Group Portrait with Lady

by Heinrich Böll
     
 

From Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Boll, an inventive and sardonic portrayal of the effects of the Nazi period on a group of "ordinary" people

Weaving together the stories of a diverse array of characters, Boll explores the often bizarre and always very human courses chosen by people attempting to survive in a world marked by political madness, absurdity, and

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From Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Boll, an inventive and sardonic portrayal of the effects of the Nazi period on a group of "ordinary" people

Weaving together the stories of a diverse array of characters, Boll explores the often bizarre and always very human courses chosen by people attempting to survive in a world marked by political madness, absurdity, and destruction. At the center of his tale is Leni Pfeiffer, a German woman whose secret romance with a Soviet prisoner of war both sustains and threatens her life. As the narrator "interviews" those who knew Pfeiffer, their stories come together in a dazling mosaic, rich in satire, yet hinting at the promise of a saner world.

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ISBN-13:
9780070064232
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/01/1973
Pages:
320

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