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Group Portrait with Lady by  Heinrich Boll - Hardcover - Later Printing - 1973 - from Bookmarc's and

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Group Portrait with Lady

by Boll, Heinrich

Condition: Good/Good

New York, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Companies, The, 1973. CG4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus some very light edge wear on the bottom board edges plus some soiling on the right outside paper edges plus the usual library stamps and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges and back endapapr plus some soiling on the inside board surfaces from where the dust jacket endflaps were glued down to the boards. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus there is staining of the front & back endflaps from where there were glued down to the boards. A novel about the effects of Nazi Germany on a small group of people who lived there during the war. Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz. The book's main character is pursuing and interviewing a vast number of people in search of information about a famous but fictional author. This author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Acquainted with the Night," "Adam, Where Art Thou?," "18 Stories," "The Clown," "End of the Mission," and "Adam and The Train." 405p. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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 prison camp. After the war he enrolled at the University of Cologne, but dropped out to write about his shattering experiences as a soldier. His first novel, The Train Was on Time , was published in 1949, and he went on to become one of the most prolific and important of post-war German writers. His best-known novels include Billiards at Half-Past Nine (1959), The Clown (1963), Group Portrait with Lady (1971), and The Safety Net (1979). In 1981 he published a memoir, What’s to Become of the Boy? or: Something to Do with Books . Böll served for several years as the president of International P.E.N. and was a leading defender of the intellectual freedom of writers throughout the world. He died in June 1985. Translator LEILA VENNEWITZ was a distinguished translator of many other German authors, most notably Hermann Hesse, Uwe Timm, Alexander Kluge, Alfred Andresch among others.


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