Heinrich Böll: Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum [The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum]

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  • Hannelore G. Mundt

Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann [The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, or: How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead] is Heinrich Böll’s most popular narrative text. Although subtitled “Erzählung” (narrative), the rather complex text can be classified as a brief novel. Its appeal is underscored by the fact that in 1975, one year after its publication, the renowned German film directors Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta made it into a highly successful film. As Katharina Blum explicitly targets the tabloid press of the right-wing publishing house Axel-Springer-Verlag, …

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Citation:
Mundt, Hannelore G.. "Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 July 2007
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