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Böll, Heinrich 1917-1985

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The clown by Heinrich Bll( Book )

622 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 33 languages and held by 4,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of a clown and mime who retreats to his home in post World War two Germany after an accident cripples him and leaves him trying to cope with his life, his "friends" desertion, and the world around him
Group portrait with lady by Heinrich Bll( Book )

395 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 30 languages and held by 4,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator looks at the life of a struggling war widow named Leni Pfeiffer, exploring her effort to prevent the demolition of her Cologne apartment building and her role in a countercultural group rebelling against Germany's past under the Nazis and future under capitalism
The lost honor of Katharina Blum, or, How violence develops and where it can lead by Heinrich Bll( Book )

516 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 32 languages and held by 4,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vrouw raakt in conflict met de Duitse boulevardpers
Billiards at half-past nine by Heinrich Bll( Book )

557 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 29 languages and held by 3,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being drawn into the Second World War to command retreating German forces despite his anti-Nazi feelings, Faehmel struggles to re-establish a normal life at war's end by creating a rigorous routine for himself, which includes a daily game of billiards
And never said a word by Heinrich Bll( Book )

417 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 3,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the full German text, accompanied by German-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context
The bread of those early years by Heinrich Bll( Book )

339 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 19 languages and held by 2,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This masterful early work of the Nobel laureate tells the story of one day in the life of Walter Fendrich, a 23-year-old washing machine repairman. Wry, ironic, yet intensely felt, the story is set in post-World War II Germany, amid the growing materialism and spirtual wreckage left behind by the tide of the war. Fendrich, a young man torn by insecurity and despair, obsessed with hunger, finds himself and his world transformed when he becomes involved with the daughter of a high school principal
End of a mission by Heinrich Bll( Book )

238 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 2,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of a Mission, written in 1968, finds Heinrich Boll trying to come to terms with his country's past in an investigation of an inexplicable crime and an even more absurd trial. Told to rack up mileage on a jeep to prepare it for inspection, a soldier drives it home--and burns it in the company of his father. Boll's account of the testimony and background of the witnesses, and their nonplussed response to the composure and satisfaction of the accused, illuminates the life of an insignificant town caught up in sudden, unreasonable importance
The safety net by Heinrich Bll( Book )

129 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 2,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritz Tolm has risen to the most powerful position in Germany. With fame comes fear and vulnerability. Threats to his life are met with the all-pervasive "safety-net" of police protection and surveillance. Trapped in a house they dare not leave, where every visitor is suspect and every object a potential bomb, Tolm and his family wait to discover when and how terrorism will overtake them
Irish journal by Heinrich Bll( Book )

365 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 2,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van een reis door Ierland in de jaren vijftig
The silent angel by Heinrich Bll( Book )

106 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German soldier returns home at the end of World War II. The novel follows him through the ruins of Cologne, searching for the widow of a man who died in his place. This was the Nobel Prize winner's first novel, only now translated into English
Haus ohne Hüter, Roman by Heinrich Bll( Book )

313 editions published between 1865 and 2010 in 17 languages and held by 1,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the publication of Tomorrow and Yesterday, Heinrich Boll was truly regarded as the spokesman of modern Germany. Boll's novel is the story of a group of families living in a house in Germany. The members of each generation - those who lived through the war, and those conceived and born during its terror - must assess their pasts and their collective futures. This moving story is the crowning achievement of Boll's extraordinary career."--Jacket
Adam ; and, the train : two novels by Heinrich Bll( Book )

355 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War - its stark horror, its mass destruction of human life and the human spirit is the theme of "Adam, where art thou?", an intense novel of Germany in defeat by a writer who has already been hailed as the outstanding new talent of postwar German fiction. Ilona, the Jewish refugee, is faced by death in the crematorium of a concentration camp; Filskeit, the camp commander is driven to insanity; Schmitz, the doctor, looks on helplessly as his patients die before his eyes; Finck, the quartermaster, is pressed by chance into the front lines and gets killed by bursting shrapnel; Feinhals, the foot soldier, is hungry, exhausted, forlorn, whipped by his officers into futile counter-attacks, fleeing before Russian tanks and artillery, struggling pitifully for survival
The train was on time by Heinrich Bll( Book )

299 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heinrich Böll's taut and haunting first novel tells the story of twenty-four-year-old Private Andreas as he journeys on a troop train across the German countryside to the Eastern front. Trapped, he knows that Hitler has already lost the war...yet he is suddenly galvanized by the thought that he is on the way to his death. As the train hurtles on, he riffs through prayers and memories, talks with other soldiers about what they've been through, and gazes desperately out the window at his country racing away. With mounting suspense, Andreas is gripped by one thought over all: Is there a way to defy his fate?" -- cover
Absent without leave; two novellas by Heinrich Bll( Book )

72 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier's legacy by Heinrich Bll( Book )

79 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rediscovered short novel, written in 1947 at the very start of Böll's career, then lost in the chaos of life in Germany in the late 1940's, a poignant evocation of youth trapped in war
The casualty by Heinrich Bll( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These stories, written between 1946 and 1952 are stunning accounts of German soldiers in a war they did not want and the bleak aftermath of Germany in ruins. This Nobel Prize-winner's other works include Billiards at Half-Past Nine, The Clown, Group Portrait with Lady, and The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
Wanderer kommst du nach Spa ... Erzählungen by Heinrich Bll( Book )

221 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children are civilians too by Heinrich Bll( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'These stories originally formed part of a volume entitled 1947 bis 1951.'"
Women in a river landscape : a novel in dialogues and soliloquies by Heinrich Bll( Book )

72 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 17 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cynical novel, adroitly composed of dialogues and soliloquies that explore the depth of Germany's "metaphysical rigor," boils with post-war Germany's corruption; no more chilling portrait of political machinations is imaginable. But politicians as pawns aren't the true focus; Boll concentrates on the power-brokers and ex-Nazis behind the scenes, those for whom politics is "just a game, a profession, a business." Central characters Herman and Erika Wubler reveal their own troubled characters while reacting strongly to the economic, religious, and political forces working against them. Boll's final work, this unrelenting novel consummates the themes of his later writing... --Paul E. Hutchison, Library Journal
Erzählungen by Heinrich Bll( Book )

144 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vijf verhalen, voorzien van woordverklaringen Duits-Duits
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Alternative Names
Bel, Chainrich 1917-1985

Belʹ, Genrich 1917-1985

Bl', Genrych 1917-1985

Bel, Hainrḵ 1917-1985

Bel, Hainrikh 1917-1985

Bel, Hajnrih

Bel, Hajnrih 1917-1985

Belis, Heinrichas 1917-1985

Bll', G.

Bll', Genrich

Bllʹ, Genrich 1917-1985

Bellʹ, Genrikh 1917-1985

Bell, Hainrḵ 1917-1985

Bell, Haynrk 1917-1985

Bells, Heinrichs 1917-1985

Bells, Heinrihs 1917-1985

Beru, .. 1917-1985

Beru, Hainrihi 1917-1985

Bioli, Hainrih 1917-1985

Bioli, Hainrix 1917-1985

Boel, Hainrihi 1917-1985

Boell, Heinrich

Boell Heinrich 1917-1985

Boell, Heinrich Theodor 1917-

Boer, Haiyinlixi 1917-1985

Boer, Henglixi 1917-1985

Bʹol, Chajnrich 1917-1985

Bol, Hā'inriš 1917-1985

Bll 1917-1985

Bll, Genrikh 1917-

Bll, Haynrix 1917-1985

Bll, Heinrich

Boll, Heinrich 1917-1985

Boll, Heinrich Theodor

Bll, Heinrich Theodor 1917-

Bll, Heinrikh 1917-

Bȯll, Ḣenrikh 1917-1985

Bll, Henryk.

Bll-Wallraff, .. 1917-1985

Bul, Hānrīš 1917-1985

Būl, Hāynrīš 1917-1985

Hai yin li xi Bo er 1917-1985

Haiyinlixi-Boer 1917-1985

Haiyinlixi-Po'er 1917-1985

Heinrich Bll Aleman a mannurat

Heinrich Bll autor alemn

Heinrich Bll Duits schrijver

Heinrich Bll crivain allemand

Heinrich Bll German author, novelist, and short story writer

Heinrich Bll nmet r s műfordt

Heinrich Bll niemiecki pisarz, noblista

Heinrich Bll scrittore tedesco

Heinrich Bll tysk manusforfattar og skribent

Heinrich Bll tysk manusfrfattare och frfattare

Heinrich Bll tysk manusforfatter og skribent

Heinrich Bll tysk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Heinrich Theodor Bll

Heinrihs Bells

Heng li xi Bo er 1917-1985

Henglixi-Boer 1917-1985

Henricus Bll

Henrix Bll

Mpel, Chanrich 1917-1985

Mpell, Chanrich 1917-1985

Po-erh 1917-

Po-erh 1917-1985

Poel, Haillihi 1917-1985

Po'er, Haiyinlixi 1917-1985

Χάινριχ Μπελ

Бёлль, Генрих 1917-1985

Бёль, Генрих 1917-1985

Гайнрых Бёль

Генрих Бёлль немецкий писатель, лауреат Нобелевской премии по литературе

Генрих Теодор Бёлль

Генрых Бёль

Генріх Белль

Хайнрих Бьол

Хајнрих Бел

Հայնրիխ Բյոլ

בל, היינריך

בל, היינריך 1917-1985

בל, הינריך 1917-1985

בעל, הינריך 1917-1985

היינריך בל

بل، هاينريش، 1917-1985

بل, هاینریش.

بول، هاينرش، 1917-1985

هاينريش بول

هاينريش بول، 1917-1985

هاینریش بل نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آلمانی

ہائنرش بل

ہنرک بول

हाइनरिश ब्योल

हैन्रिक बोल

ਹਾਈਨਰਿਸ਼ ਬਲ

ჰაინრიხ ბელი

뵐, 하인리히 1917-1985

하인리히 뵐


ベル, ハインリッヒ

ベル, ハインリヒ

ベル, ハインリヒ 1917-1985

伯尔, 海因里希 1917-1985

波爾 1917-1985


Group portrait with ladyThe lost honor of Katharina Blum, or, How violence develops and where it can leadBilliards at half-past nineAnd never said a wordThe bread of those early yearsEnd of a missionThe safety netIrish journal