|Mad Dog, the (1997) [Collection]|
by Heinrich Böll
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These stories deal primarily with Germany on the eve of war and with World War II itself. Living amidst a desiccated landscape devoid of traditional morality, the characters in The Mad Dog display an almost eerie stoicism as they struggle to piece together the fragments of their shattered lives. Each character, in his own way, manages to transcend the abysmal meaninglessness of his ruined life and to crawl painfully out of his existential hell. Thus, even in the darkest of scenarios, Böll conjures an affirmation that is inspirational in its power and beauty. Raw and chilling, these tales embody Böll's commitment to certain basic principles: the religious impulse toward meaning in the midst of human chaos; the hope love offers to those for whom all else seems lost; and the enduring possibility of an ethical core of action in a maelstrom of political and personal corruption.
- The Fugitive
- Youth on Fire
- Trapped in Paris
- The Mad
- The Rendezvous
- The Tribe of Esau
- The Tale of Berkovo Bridge
- The Dead No Longer Obey
- Paradise Lost
Original title: The Mad Dog: Stories
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
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