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by Heinrich Boll,Leila Vennewitz

  • ISBN: 0070064067
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  • Author: Heinrich Boll,Leila Vennewitz
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (1968)
  • Pages: 207 pages
  • FB2 size: 1958 kb
  • EPUB size: 1243 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 399
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End of a Mission book.

End of a Mission book. Told to rack up mileage on a jeep to prepare it for inspection, a soldier drives it home-and burns it in the company of his complaisant father.

Typical of Boll, these novels deal with the themes of love and guilt.

by Heinrich Boll (Author), Leila Vennewitz (Translator). This book is the compilation of most notable stories written by him such as "Children are civilians too" whose accutely realistic backgrond is strangely surreal as well as "And where were you, Adam?" one of the most powerful novellas come out of the war;In which,the chapter that describes the death of Ilona delivered such a powerful blow that it almost gives.

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Leila Vennewitz (1912 – 8 August 2007) was a Canadian-English translator of German literature. Heinrich Böll, End of a Mission (Ende einer Dienstfahrt) - Schlegel-Tieck Prize from the Society of Authors, London (1968)

Leila Vennewitz (1912 – 8 August 2007) was a Canadian-English translator of German literature. She was born Leila Croot in Hampshire, England and grew up in Portsmouth. Her brother was the surgeon Sir John Croot. She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, continuing her studies in Germany and China, where she spent twelve years. Heinrich Böll, End of a Mission (Ende einer Dienstfahrt) - Schlegel-Tieck Prize from the Society of Authors, London (1968). Heinrich Böll, And Never Said a Word (Und sagte kein einziges Wort) - Goethe House . Prize from the American Center of . Heinrich Böll, A Soldier's Legacy (Das Vermächtnis) (1981). Her notable translations include: Heinrich Boll, End of a Mission (Ende einer Dienstfahrt) - Schlegel-Tieck Prize from the Society of Authors, London (1968). Heinrich Boll, And Never Said a Word (Und sagte kein einziges Wort) - Goethe House .

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Reviews about End of a Mission (2):
Mmsa
This droll tale of a father and son and their small German village is probably too slow for many readers. However; if you enjoy wandering the side streets of Venice instead of hanging out in St. Mark's Square chances are good you will appreciate and enjoy what Boll is up to in this short novel.
Amazon does its corporate best to hide this book, listing it far down many editions, a few ridiculously expensive. (Isn't it wonderful that the book dealers who pay a nickle on the dollar for products they turn around and sell for exhorbitant prices have had their abusive monopoly over hard to find books busted by the Internet?) Anyway, climbing down from the soapbox, Amazon's treatment of this excellent edition is a very disturbing issue - considering this is a novel by Boll, and not one of Amazon's numberless legions of hack writers. Maybe the story is a little more subversive than I realized.
In sum: A quiet underground tale on post war Germany (1965 to be exact) with a telling presentation of small town life. And in addition, Boll's flair for characters is on full display. Lurking around the edges is just a hint of Erich Kastner's sense of fun. Boll brings a little more to the table than the delightful humorist. In the case of End of the Mission the story's charm is undeniable, even as it serves, as so many of Boll's books do, as a sort of litmus test of the reader. Many books, overtly more serious, fall short of the subtle miracle Boll works here.
It's so easy
An extremely funny book, it has a quiet, wry sense of humor. But, like all good satires, there is an underlying seriousness. In this book, the underlying themes deal with the relationship between the state and the individual.
As always, Boll's characters are powerfully human and fully realized, and the events are told with a touch that remains light without trivializing.

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