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Book Information: Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, the

Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, the (1974) [Novel]
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Katharina Blum - young, attractive, bright, sensitive - falls in love at a carnival party with a young radical lawbreaker in flight from the police. Her brief association with a hunted man brings her under police surveillance and makes her the cruelly exploited subject of cheap newspaper sensationalism. Paraded across the front pages of a big-city newspaper, portrayed as a whore, an atheist, a Communist sympathizer, she becomes the target of anonymous phone calls and letters, sexual advances and threats. Out of an anger so remorseless and a violation of integrity so profound that it overcomes even her will to survive, she shoots the offending journalist and the rings the front door of the chief criminal investigator to request her own arrest.

Original title: Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery
FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, or, How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, or, How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead (1975)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Leila Vennewitz
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Manifested in:

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (June 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140187281
Dimensions: 5.06 x 7.82 x 0.38
Pages: 140

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