Group Portrait with Lady by Heinrich Böll

This novel delves into the life of Leni Pfeiffer, a resilient woman surviving in post-World War II Germany. Through the eyes of an unnamed narrator, the story unravels Leni's life, her relationships, and the socio-political climate of the time. The narrative is presented as a group portrait, with each chapter focusing on different characters who have been part of Leni's life, highlighting the hardships and resilience of everyday people in the aftermath of war.

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Total Points: 144

Since this book was first published in 1971, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 144.0.

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