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  • Group Portrait with Lady
  • Written by Heinrich Boll
    Translated by Leila Vennewitz
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  • Written by Heinrich Boll
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On Sale: April 05, 2011
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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.
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"His most grandly conceived [novel]...the magnum opus which so far crowns his work."
—The Nobel Prize Committee

“Extraordinary … A powerful work of the imagination.”
The Los Angeles Times


“Böll combines a mammoth intelligence with a literary outlook that is masterful and unique.”
—Joseph Heller

  • Group Portrait with Lady by Heinrich Boll
  • March 18, 2011
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Melville House
  • $18.95
  • 9781935554332

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