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Heinrich Böll - book author

Heinrich Böll became a full-time writer at the age of 30. His first novel, Der Zug war pünktlich (The Train Was on Time), was published in 1949. Many other novels, short stories, radio plays, and essay collections followed. In 1972 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature "for his writing which through its combination of a broad perspective on his time and a sensitive skill in characterization has contributed to a renewal of German literature." He was the first German-born author to receive the Nobel Prize since Hermann Hesse in 1946. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages, and he is one of Germany's most widely read authors.

Heinrich Böll is the author of books: The Clown, The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Billiards at Half-Past Nine, Group Portrait with Lady, The Train Was on Time, نان سال‌های جوانی, Irisches Tagebuch, And Never Said a Word, Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa..., The Stories of Heinrich Böll

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Acclaimed entertainer Hans Schnier collapses when his beloved Marie leaves him because he won’t marry her within the Catholic Church. The desertion triggers a searing re-examination of his life—the loss of his sister during the war, the demands of his millionaire father and the hypocrisies of his mother, who first fought to “save” Germany from the Jews, then worked for “reconciliation” afterwards.
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In an era in which journalists will stop at nothing to break a big story, Henrich Böll's The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum has taken on heightened relevance.

A young woman's association with a hunted man makes her the target of a journalist determined to grab the headlines by portraying her as an evil woman. As the attacks on her escalate and she becomes the victim of anonymous threats, Katharina sees only one way out of her nightmare.

Turning the mystery genre on its head, the novel begins with the confession of a crime, drawing the reader into a web of sensationalism, character assassination, and the unavoidable eruption of violence.
03
Heinrich Böll's well-known, vehement opposition to fascism and war informs this moving story of Robert Faehmel. 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 the end of the war. He adheres to a rigorous schedule, including a daily game of billiards. When his routine is breached by an old friend from his past, now a power in German reconstruction, Faehmel is forced to confront both public and private memories.
04
From Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Boll, an inventive & sardonic portrayal of the effects of the Nazi period on a group of ordinary people. Weaving together the stories of a diverse array of characters, Boll explores the often bizarre & always very human courses chosen by people attempting to survive in a world marked by political madness, absurdity & destruction. At the center of his tale is Leni Pfeiffer, a German woman whose secret romance with a Soviet prisoner of war both sustains & threatens her life. As the narrator interviews those who knew Pfeiffer, their stories come together in a dazzling mosaic, rich in satire, yet hinting at the promise of a saner world.
05
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 battle on the Eastern front. Trapped, he knows that Hitler has already lost the war ... yet he is suddenly galvanised 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?
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این کتاب شرح مشقت‌های راوی است در دوران جوانی برای کسب درآمد و نان درآوردن. داستانِ مربوط به سال‌های قحطی و گرسنگی است. سال‌هایی که «فندریش» جوان به «نان» فکر می‌کند و از واژه‌ی «مناسب و ارزان» متنفر است. او که مدام ، به شکلی بیمارگونه در حال وصف گرسنگی خویش است دختری از آشنایانش را می‌بیند که به شهر آمده تا معلم شود. «بل» می‌کوشد تقابل با گرسنگی و تاثیر آن بر احساس و اندیشه را تصویر کند.
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Als die "schönste Liebeserklärung an ein Land" wird das "Irische Tagebuch" von Heinrich Böll (1917-1985) oft bezeichnet. Das ist es in der Tat - und ist doch weit mehr. Anders als der Verliebte, dessen Blick sich nur auf Farbenfrohes, Sonnenbeschienenes richtet und Dunkel nicht wahrnimmt, braucht Böll den Schatten, der Konturen erst erscheinen lässt. Mosaikartig setzt Böll Beobachtetes und Erlebtes erzählend zu einem Bild zusammen, in dem die Grundfarbe Grau durch mannigfaltige Abstufungen farbenfroh wirkt und den Betrachter Helligkeit umso intensiver empfinden läßt. Irland, abseits von Wirtschaftswunder und Business-Zivilisation, übergangen vom Tourismus, ein Land, wo die Straßen noch den Kühen und Schulkindern gehören, wo harte Arbeit und Armut keinen Widerspruch bilden und drei von acht Kindern später ihren Lebensunterhalt als Emigranten im Ausland verdienen müssen, wo statt des täglichen Brotes nur der tägliche Regen sicher ist, wo Kirche und Wirtshaus gleichberechtigt zentrale Lebensfunktion haben und der Mensch Maßstab aller Dinge geblieben ist - diesem Irland hat Böll seine Impressionen gewidmet, hat Folkloristisches, Literarisches, Geschichtliches wie Soziales zu einem feinsinnigen Portrait zusammengefügt. Wer schon in Irland war, bei dem löst das "Irische Tagebuch" Wehmut, vielleicht sogar Heimweh aus. Wer noch nicht auf der "Insel der Heiligen" war, der wird Sehnsucht nach einem Land empfinden, das er fast schon zu kennen meint.
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First published in 1953, And Never Said a Word is one of Heinrich Böll's finest novels. He explores the extremities of marriage with depth and compassion. Böll evokes an entire emotional world in the space of a day and a half, as husband and wife alternately relate this story of love and isolation, poverty and injustice. Weakness, as well as strength, provides the subtle emotional threads that weave the bonds of their love; married life, they discover, takes a far greater toll on all those who truly love than on those whose hearts are empty. Böll writes with a moral resonance that extracts significance from the most commonplace lives.
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In seinem »Bekenntnis zur Trümmerliteratur« sagt Heinrich Böll, es sei Aufgabe des Schriftstellers, daran zu erinnern, »daß die Zerstörungen in unserer Welt nicht nur äußerer Art sind und nicht so geringfügiger Natur, daß man sich anmaßen kann, sie in wenigen Jahren zu heilen«. Für ihn war es eine Frage der Moral, Krieg und Nachkriegszeit so zu beschreiben wie sie wirklich waren. Seine frühen Erzählungen gehören zum Besten der deutschen Nachkriegsliteratur. Böll verliert sich nicht in vordergründigem Realismus. Sein Blick dringt in die Tiefen und erfaßt in wenigen, scheinbar nebensächlichen Details den Hintergrund jener Jahre, die heute mehr verdrängt als bewältigt sind. Er schrieb im Namen einer verführten und geschundenen Generation, im Namen der Humanität. So fand das Schicksal jener Jugend, die von der Schulbank in das Grauen des Krieges gestoßen wurde, in der unbestechlichen, prägnanten Darstellung der Titelgeschichte seinen gültigen Ausdruck.

Inhalt:
- Über die Brücke (1950)
- Kumpel mit dem langen Haar (1947)
- Der Mann mit den Messern (1948)
- Steh auf, steh doch auf (1950)
- Damals in Odessa (1950)
- Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa... (1950
- Trunk in Petöcki (1950)
- Unsere gute, alte Renée (1950)
- Auch Kinder sind Zivilisten (1950)
- So ein Rummel (1950)
- An der Brücke (1950)
- Abschied (1950)
- Die Botschaft (1947)
- Aufenthalt in X (1950)
- Wiedersehen mit Drüng (1950)
- Die Essenholer (1950)
- Wiedersehen in der Allee (1948)
- In der Finsternis (1950)
- Wir Besenbinder (1950)
- Mein teures Bein (1950)
- Lohengrins Tod (1950)
- Geschäft ist Geschäft (1950)
- An der Angel (1950)
- Mein trauriges Gesicht (1950)
- Kerzen für Maria (1950)

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This volume collects sixty-three stories and novellas written by Heinrich Böll between 1947 and 1985. It brings together selections from Böll's earlier collections and some previously unpublished work. The chronological organization represents the entire span of Böll's career, from the stories of the early postwar period, to the masterfully satirical tales of his later years.