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ISBN-10: 1935554336

ISBN-13: 9781935554332

Edition: 2011

Authors: Heinrich B�ll, Leila Vennewitz

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Leni Pfeiffer is a war widow who, with her neighbors, is fighting the demolition of the Cologne apartment building in which they reside. Leni and her illegitimate son Lev become the nexus of Cologne's counterculture; they spurn the prevailing work ethic and assail the dehumanization of life under capitalism.
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Book details

List price: $21.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 3/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Heinrich B�ll was born in Cologne, Germany on December 21, 1917. He studied German at the University of Cologne. He was drafted into military service in 1938 shortly after he finished his schooling and served several years in the infantry before his demobilization in 1945. His first novel, Der Zug war p�nktlich (The Train Was on Time), was published in 1949. His other works include Billiards at Half-Past Nine, The Clown, Absent without Leave, Enter and Exit, and The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum. He received numerous awards including the Georg B�chner Prize in 1967 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972. He died on July 16, 1985 at the age of 67.