Heinrichboll (1917-85) was one of the most outspoken of literary figures, "The Conscience of Germany" if not the West, in speaking upon the hypocrisies of both denazification and the wonder of German economic recovery during the 1950s. A wounded soldier himself, Boll was a champion of individual rights over the authority of the State. The year he won the Nobel Prize, there were also calls to revoke the award following Boll's article in "Der Spiegel" in defense of the constitutional rights or a terrorist group.
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Essays in this volume include:; Cause of Death: Hooked Nose; In the Darkness; My Uncle Fred; The Postcard; Murke's Collected Silence; Action Will Be Taken; Bonn Diary; When the War Broke Out; When the War Was Over; The Staech Affair; Till Death Do Us Part; Rendezvous with Margaret Undine's Mighty Father; My Father's Cough; In Defense of Rubble Lite; In Defense of Washtubs; The Freedom of Art; Individual Human Dignity; Nobel Prize Acceptance; This Type of Cheap Propaganda.
Martin Black is the former academic officer of the Deutsches Haus, New York University, and is presently an academic adviser living in Pittsburgh, PA.