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Clown, the (1963) [Novel]
by Heinrich Böll Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Through the eyes of a despairing artist, Böll draws a revealing portrait of German society under Hitler and in the postwar years.

In his pantomimes, Hans Schneir recreates incidents in people's lives with honesty and compassion. After the departure of a lover, he recalls his own history with equal sensitivity and cynical idealism: his mother, working for "racial reconciliation" after fighting to save Germany from the Jewish Yankees; his brother, ensconced in a Catholic seminary; his lover, Maria, who married another in hopes of regaining the comforts of Catholicism. Schneir's own comfort, however, remains elusive.

Original title: Ansichten eines Clowns
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Clown

The Clown (1965)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Leila Vennewitz
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The Clown (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Marian Boyers
ISBN: 9780714501680
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.9 in
Pages: 247

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The Clown (1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 014018726X

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