Heinrich Böll (Heinrich Theodor Böll)

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Cologne, Germany
A recurring theme in Heinrich Böll's novels is the German society during the decades following WWII. In his early novels, like 'Wo warst du Adam?' he writes about the meaningless of war, its sufferings and horrors. The moral decay of post-war Germany is the theme for the following novels, 'Nicht nur zur Weihnachtszeit' and 'Haus ohne Hüter'. In the 1960s he wrote the conspicious consumption of the blossoming German economy. In his 'Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum' he wrote about a German society who had to deal with terrorist attacks. Read more...