Heinrich Böll and Ireland

Heinrich Böll and Ireland

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Nobel Prize winning author Heinrich BÃœllâs Irisches Tagebuch (Irish Journal) which was first published in 1957, has been read by millions of German readers and has had an unsurpassed impact on the German image of Ireland. But there is much more to Heinrich BÃœllâs relationship with Ireland than the Irisches Tagebuch. In this new book, BÃœll scholar Gisela Holfter carefully charts Heinrich BÃœllâs personal and literary connections with Ireland and Irish literature from his reading Irish fairytales in early childhood, to establishing a second home on Achill Island and his and his wife Annemarieâs translations of numerous books by Irish authors such as Brendan Behan, J.M. Synge, G.B. Shaw, Flann OâBrien and Tomás OâCrohan. This book also examines the response in Ireland to BÃœllâs works, notably the controversy that ensued following the broadcast of his film Irland und seine Kinder (Children of Eire) in the 1960s. Heinrich BÃœll and Ireland offers new insights for students, academics and the general reader alike.
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2011
ISBN: 9781443832663
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 200 pages) : illustrations
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