Missing Persons and Other Essays

Missing Persons and Other Essays

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The only collection of Boll's nonfiction prose to be published in English, these twenty-nine essays, reviews, and speeches--including his 1972 Nobel lecture--reflect the same moral passion and deep wisdom that resonate through his fiction. Here is Boll the Nobel laureate and Boll the private man; his compassion, his unblinking view of the tragedies of war, his satiric opinions of modern society, and his reflections on life and literature.I had cycled from Siegburg to Cologne, mainly to buy cigarettes on the black market, and in fact I managed to get some, ... ( who was acting as lookout for some black-marketeer deserters hiding in the ruins ) as my fathera#39;s son, as politically safe.

Title:Missing Persons and Other Essays
Author:Heinrich Böll, Leila Vennewitz
Publisher:Northwestern University Press - 1994


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