Group Portrait with Lady

Product Number: EB00177321
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781935554967
Publisher: Melville House
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Description

Cited by the Nobel Prize committee as the "crown" of Heinrich BOll'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 BOll'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...?nd what looks to be an equally dehumanizing future under capitalism.

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Author(s): Heinrich Boll
Original Publish Date: Apr 05, 2011

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