Boll, Heinrich Group Portrait With Lady

ISBN 13: 9780099578130

Group Portrait With Lady

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9780099578130: Group Portrait With Lady

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 ... and what looks to be an equally dehumanizing future under capitalism.

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Depicting German life from WW1 until the early 1970s, Boll's novel follows Leni Pfeiffer and her illegitimate son, Lev, as they fight against the demolition of their Cologne apartment building.


"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""Boll combines a mammoth intelligence with a literary outlook that is masterful and unique."--Joseph Heller

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