Heinrich Böll

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Heinrich Theodor Böll (21 December 1917 – 16 July 1985) was one of Germany's foremost post–World War II writers.wikipedia
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Georg Büchner Prize

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Böll was awarded the Georg Büchner Prize in 1967 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972.
Five winners of the Georg Büchner Prize, Günter Grass (1965), Heinrich Böll (1967), Elias Canetti (1972), Peter Handke (1973) and Elfriede Jelinek (1998) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in subsequent years.

The Train Was on Time

His first novel, Der Zug war pünktlich (The Train Was on Time), was published in 1949.
The Train Was on Time (Der Zug war pünktlich) is a novel by German author Heinrich Böll.

Billiards at Half-Past Nine

His best-known works are Billiards at Half-past Nine (1959), And Never Said a Word (1953), The Bread of Those Early Years (1955), The Clown (1963), Group Portrait with Lady (1971), The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1974), and The Safety Net (1979).
Billiards at Half-Past Nine (Billard um halb zehn) is a 1959 novel by the German author Heinrich Böll.

Cologne

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Böll was born in Cologne, Germany, to a Catholic, pacifist family that later opposed the rise of Nazism.
The main literary figure connected with Cologne is the writer Heinrich Böll, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum

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His best-known works are Billiards at Half-past Nine (1959), And Never Said a Word (1953), The Bread of Those Early Years (1955), The Clown (1963), Group Portrait with Lady (1971), The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1974), and The Safety Net (1979).
The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, or: how violence develops and where it can lead (original German title: Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann) is a 1974 novel by Heinrich Böll.

Group 47

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He was invited to the 1949 meeting of the Group 47 circle of German authors and his work was deemed to be the best presented in 1951.

The Bread of Those Early Years (novel)

The Bread of Those Early Years
His best-known works are Billiards at Half-past Nine (1959), And Never Said a Word (1953), The Bread of Those Early Years (1955), The Clown (1963), Group Portrait with Lady (1971), The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1974), and The Safety Net (1979).
The Bread of Those Early Years (Das Brot der frühen Jahre) is a 1955 novel by the West German writer Heinrich Böll.

The Safety Net

His best-known works are Billiards at Half-past Nine (1959), And Never Said a Word (1953), The Bread of Those Early Years (1955), The Clown (1963), Group Portrait with Lady (1971), The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1974), and The Safety Net (1979).
The Safety Net (Fürsorgliche Belagerung) is a 1979 novel by Heinrich Böll.

And Never Said a Word

His best-known works are Billiards at Half-past Nine (1959), And Never Said a Word (1953), The Bread of Those Early Years (1955), The Clown (1963), Group Portrait with Lady (1971), The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1974), and The Safety Net (1979).
And Never Said a Word (Und sagte kein einziges Wort) is a novel by German author Heinrich Böll, published in 1953.

The Clown (novel)

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His best-known works are Billiards at Half-past Nine (1959), And Never Said a Word (1953), The Bread of Those Early Years (1955), The Clown (1963), Group Portrait with Lady (1971), The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1974), and The Safety Net (1979).
The Clown (Ansichten eines Clowns, lit. "Opinions of a clown") is a 1963 novel by West German writer Heinrich Böll.

Irish Journal

Irisches Tagebuch'' (''Irish Journal'')
He recorded some of his experiences in Ireland in his book Irisches Tagebuch (Irish Journal); later on the people of Achill curated a festival in his honour.
Irish Journal is the English title of a travelogue from Heinrich Böll.

University of Cologne

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He was apprenticed to a bookseller before studying German at the University of Cologne.
Notable alumni of the 20th century include among others Kurt Alder (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1950), Peter Grünberg (Nobel Prize in Physics 2007), Heinrich Böll (Nobel Prize for Literature), Karl Carstens (president of the Federal Republic of Germany 1979–1984), Gustav Heinemann (president of the Federal Republic of Germany 1969 to 1974), Karolos Papoulias (former president of the Hellenic Republic), Erich Gutenberg (founder of modern German business studies), Axel Ockenfels, and Eberhard Voit.

Heinrich Böll Foundation

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Böll's memory lives on, among other places, at the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
The foundation was named after German writer Heinrich Böll (1917–1985).

Group Portrait with Lady (novel)

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His best-known works are Billiards at Half-past Nine (1959), And Never Said a Word (1953), The Bread of Those Early Years (1955), The Clown (1963), Group Portrait with Lady (1971), The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1974), and The Safety Net (1979).
Group Portrait with Lady (Gruppenbild mit Dame) is a novel by Nobel Prize winning author Heinrich Böll, published in 1971.

PEN International

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Böll was President of PEN International, the worldwide association of writers and the oldest human rights organisation, between 1971–1973.
Past presidents of PEN International have included Alberto Moravia, Heinrich Böll, Arthur Miller, Mario Vargas Llosa, Homero Aridjis, Jiří Gruša and John Ralston Saul.

Trümmerliteratur

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His works have been dubbed Trümmerliteratur (the literature of the rubble).

Murke's Collected Silences

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"Murke's Collected Silences" (Doktor Murkes gesammeltes Schweigen) is a short story by German writer Heinrich Böll, first published in the Frankfurter Hefte in 1955 and in Doktor Murkes gesammeltes Schweigen und andere Satiren in 1958.

Anekdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral

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"Anekdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral" ("Anecdote concerning the Lowering of Productivity" in Leila Vennewitz' translation ) is a short story by Heinrich Böll about an encounter between an enterprising tourist and a small fisherman, in which the tourist suggests how the fisherman can improve his life.

Stranger, Bear Word to the Spartans We...

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"Stranger, Bear Word to the Spartans We..." (Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa...) is a short story by the German author Heinrich Böll (1917–1985).

Bild

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His 1972 article Soviel Liebe auf einmal (So much love at once) which accused the tabloid Bild of falsified journalism, was in turn retitled, at the time of publishing and against Böll's wishes, by Der Spiegel, and the imposed title was used as a pretext to accuse Böll of sympathy with terrorism.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the Soviet Union, he first took refuge in Heinrich Böll's Eifel cottage.
In West Germany, Solzhenitsyn lived in Heinrich Böll's house in.

Red Army Faction

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This particular criticism was driven in large part by his repeated insistence upon the importance of due process and the correct and fair application of the law in the case of the Baader-Meinhof Gang.
These include Klaus Lemke's telefeature Brandstifter (Arsonists) (1969); Volker Schloendorff and Margarethe von Trotta's co-directed The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (a 1978 adaptation of Heinrich Böll's novel Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum); Germany in Autumn (1978), co-directed by 11 directors, including Alexander Kluge, Volker Schloendorff, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Edgar Reitz; Fassbinder's Die dritte Generation (The Third Generation) (1979); Margarethe von Trotta's Die bleierne Zeit (The German Sisters/Marianne and Juliane) (1981); and Reinhard Hauff's Stammheim (1986).

Eric Andersen

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Eric Anderson composed a set of musical compositions based upon the books of Böll: Silent Angel: Fire and Ashes of Heinrich Böll (2017) Meyer Records
In December 2017, the album "Silent Angel: The Fire and Ashes of Heinrich Böll" was released celebrating the centenary of the writer Heinrich Böll's birth.

A Soldier's Legacy

A Soldier's Legacy (Das Vermächtnis) is a novel by German author Heinrich Böll, published in 1982 (translator: Leila Vennewitz).