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Gruppenbild Mit Dame (German Edition)

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From Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Boll, an inventive & sardonic portrayal of the effects of the Nazi period on a group of ordinary people. Weaving together the stories of a diverse array of characters, Boll explores the often bizarre & always very human courses chosen by people attempting to survive in a world marked by political madness, absurdity & destruction...more
Paperback, 403 pages
Published 1998 by Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch GmbH & Co KG (first published 1971)
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David Lentz
It is often the mark of a truly great book that style is at least as important as other aspects such a story line or character definition. I have found this literary quality to be true in masterpieces by James Joyce, Proust, Faulkner, Gaddis, Gass, Virginia Woolf and many other genius literary novelists. In fact, telling a tale in a new literary style distinguishes a good writer from a great one in my book. So much so that I tend to discount straight-ahead narrative styles as mundane and seek ou...more
Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
مگر میشود این کتاب را خواند و به عظمت قلم و نگاه این مرد - هاینریش بل - اعتراف نکرد ؟ وقتی این کتاب را خواندم ایمانم قویتر شد که مردانی وجود داشته اند که زن را شناخته اند و برایش احترام قایل هستند و دلم سوخت برای مترسکانی که در جای جای تاریخ ؛ همانی بوده اند که هستند و نقش پست خویش را همواره به خوبی اجرا کرده اند.
AC
What a marvelous, marvelous book...! If you've never read Böll at the height of his powers, you've a treat in store. Humane, funny, rich, poignant, full of irony and love and compassion.... A great book, not to put too fine a point on it.
Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
At the center of this novel is a 48-year-old German lady, Leni Gruyten-Pfeiffer. The narrator is the author but he refers to himself in the third person. There are so many other characters, however, that before the story starts the author has a 2 1/2-page "List of Characters" which the reader would every now and then refer back to as a guide.

The author's apparent aim is to know who Leni is. He narrates of the countless interviews he made upon all these other characters (and even other minor char...more
Khodaparastan
با اینکه این کتاب رو خیلیا شاهکاره هانریش پل می دونن ولی خیلی جالب نبود اصولا خوندنش خیلی حوصله می خواست!!!
من کتاب عقاید یک دلقک رو بیشتر دوس داشتم هر جند هیج شباهتی با این کتاب نداره!!
ولی از این نظر که تونسه بود شخصیتای زیادی رو توصیف کنه جالب بود! داستان بیشتر گدشته ی یه بانوی میان سال به اسم لنی رو نشون میده و من بیشتر از همه هم از قسمت هایی که لنی عاشق اون پسر روسه شده بود بیشتر خوشم اومد!!!
Nicholas During
I really loved this book a lot. It is really post-modern. Filled with the author giving sources for all of his materials on the main character Leni, almost as if he is asking the reader to the doubt the author. He even writes "(au.)" when he wants to source his own thoughts and opinions. And then by bringing a host of characters as character-witnesses to Leni (see the title of the book), many of whom of course contradict themselves and cast doubts on the others, he expands the field of knowledge...more
Maryam Shahriari
از خوندن اين كتاب زياد لذت نبردم چون شخصيت هاي زيادي توي كتاب بودن و به خاطر سپردن جزئيات زندگي همه شون آدمو خسته مي كرد. تنها چيزي كه از اين كتاب به درد من خورد تجربه ي لني شخصيت اصلي كتاب بود كه توي كار گل فروشي كسب كرده بود. توي درس كارگاه بيان تصويري دانشگاه تنها كسي كه مي دونست گوشه ي پايين سمت چپ تصوير بيشتر جلب توجه مي كنه من بودم!!!!
Ava
بعد از مدت ها دوباره شروع کردم به کتاب خوندن و خوشحالم از این بابت. سعی هم کردم که کتاب های خوبی دست بگیرم تا حالا 99 در صد موفق شدم. :)

" سیمای زنی در میان جمع " چهارمین کتابی ِ که از هاینریش بل می خونم. کتاب عقاید یک دلقک رو خیلی وقت پیش خوندم و شاید دوباره یه سری بهش بزنم. قطار به موقع رسید یه زمانی از کتاب های محبوب ام بود و هنوز هم هست. و کتاب دیگه ای به اسم میراث که اون هم ریتمی مثل همین کتاب قبلی داشت و بازم مورد پسند من بود... و اما بیشترین و بهترین مولفه ی کار بل - همون طور که همه احتمال...more
Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
این کتاب را بسیار دوست دارم چرا که بارها با آن همذات پنداری کرده ام و راستش را بخواهید تفاوتی میان آدمهایی که هاینریش بل از آدمهائ زمان خودش وصف میکند با آدمهائ اطراف خودم ندیده ام.
Hossein
کتاب را برای بار دوم خواندم و تموم کردم و بیشتر دوستش داشتم. بار اول بیشتر مجذوب توانایی نویسننده در بیان و گزارش احساسات زنانه شده بودم. ااینبار ولی کتاب برایم قصه آدمهایی بود. هانریش بل گفته که کتاب داستان زندگی زن 40 ساله ست که بار سنگین یک زن آلمانی از 1922 تا 1970 را بر دوش دارد. بنظر من کتاب داستان یک نسل آلمان است که این بار را هر کدام بر دوش دارند، و وقتی که همه با هم زیر بار می روند نیز ار بار تک تک شان کاسته نمی شود. از آخر کتاب که نگاه کنیم، داستان یک زن معمولی که پسرش در زندان است و...more
Saxon
Group Portrait with Lady is an investigation into a German female named Leni who was born shortly after World War One. We learn about Leni not by following her throughout her life directly but through vigorous investigative reports into the places and with the people who knew, worked, and loved her. This in turn creates an underlying story about civilian Germany during World War 2 and the immediate post-war era.

Through various stories about Leni we, of course, ultimately run into conflicting de...more
thegift
i remember, when reading this at my favorite coffeehouse several years ago, coming across a wonderful, droll, unexpected- though long-expected-answer to a question that the acute reader will have been wondering for at least a hundred pages: and i laughed out loud! other patrons looked up, looked curious, and all i could do was gesture at and say ‘this book’… but the joke would be impossible to explain in any reasonable way, if you had not read the book. i am surprised i have not first put it on...more
Bill
this is a truly excellent book.although it is a novel, if you didn't know better, you would think it was a straight biography.boll(who calls himself author throughout the book)does everything a biographer would normally do...interviews people, checks facts, travels around to get info etc.by the end of the book you really feel you know the character he is writing about (leni pfeiffer)as well as all her friends and relatives.exceedingly well done and highly recommended.
Ahmad
359. Group Portrait With Lady, Heinrich Böll
(سیمای زنی در میان جمع - هاینریش بول (آگاه

نوشته اند: برجسته ترین اثر هاینریش بل همین است که انتخاب کرده اید، جایزه نوبل برای همین کتاب و لابد برای کارهای پیشین ایشان بوده، هرچه هست، میتوان این کار را بارها خواند و باز هم چیزی یاد گرفت، زندگی چهل سالگی
Riley
I've always had trouble connecting with Heinrich Boll's style, and this book was no exception. But I recognize that the problem may be me, and not him, and I keep going back to his books.
Dimitar Darren
"Групов портрет с дама" е:

1) претенциозен;

2) витиеват;

3) скучен;

4) сдържано-ироничен;

5) вискозен;

6) перверзно-подмолен;

7) ВЕЛИКОЛЕПЕН;

8) и т.н.

"Групов портрет с дама" бе за мен сблъсък с непозната досега проза-свят - откровение, просветление, забавление, досада, смях, еуфория и още хиляди други трудно различими една от друга емоции (но и емоционални липси). До степен, в която на моменти си скубех косите от отчаяние, на други се реех в облаците от кеф.

Повествованието протяжно се разгръща в нещо к...more
Edward S. Portman
Foto di gruppo con signora attira il lettore con la scrittura che parte in modo strano, non tipico per un romanzo dei primi anni ’70. Anche l’autore richiama un po’ le persone: quel Heinrich Boll di Opinioni di un clown, ma il nome potrebbe essere solo lo spunto di una lettura. Invece quando si apre il libro e si leggono le prime righe si ha la sensazione di essere davanti a una specie di romanzo poliziesco che però non tratta affatto temi polizieschi. Quindi la domanda potrebbe essere: di cosa...more
Deanne
A description of a woman and her life as seen through the eyes of the people in her life, family, friends, aquaintainces and enemies. Interesting way of narrating a life.
The author never seems to get information directly from Leni, so you're left wondering how much do these people know about Leni. How accurate is the portrayal of her character and life.
Gerry
Boll won the nobel prize in the seventies or eighties. Anyway, this is a very fine novel and there is a scene in this novel when a man and a woman--strangers--are in a cellar during a bombing and they are certain they are about to die. They make love. I thought then and now, that in those moments of naked human emotions, humans act human.
Melissa chabok
این کتاب مرگ من بود. واای. تا حالا حتا یه کتاب از هانریش بل رو هم نتونستم تموم کنم. سه ماه جون کندم. همیشه همرام بودبلکه تموم شه. هی به خودم میگفتم که دختر این کتاب نوبل برده. مگه میشه بد باشه. اما الان بهتون میگم: به نظر من اصلن خوب نیست.
Philip Lane
A really interesting book and one I feel I will enjoy more on second reading. The title is a good summary of what Boll is doing and that is giving a detailed picture of a group of people living in Germany during and after WWII. The lady is Leni and she is merely the centrepiece of the portrait. It reads rather like an investigative reporters notes as the narrator known as 'the Au' interviews people who have known Leni and gathers information from a variety of sources. We end up with a truly 3D p...more
Cynthia
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علی
تصویر گروهی با یک خانم یا پرتره ی جمعی با یک خانم با عنوان "سیمای زنی در میان جمع" توسط مرتضا کلانتریان ترجمه شده و در 1362 چاپ و منتشر شده است.
T
طنز گهگاه هاینریش بل و شخصیت‌های خاکستری او را دوست دارم.
Alejandro Teruel
Heinrich Böll(1917-1985) obtuvo el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1972. Esta novela fue publicada en 1971 y es considerada como la novela más ambiciosa que concibió. La lectura de esta destacada y compleja novela pasa por momentos exasperantes, fascinantes, obsesivos, picarescos, solidarios, realistas, simplistas y morales. Ostensiblemente se trata de un informe “existencial” realizado por un narrador pedante y fisgón cuyos esfuerzos obsesivos, e infructuosos, por ser objetivo constituyen una not...more
Antonia
Es wird die Lebensgeschichte von Leni während und nach dem 2. Weltkrieg erzählt, wobei diese selbst nur einmal in persona auftritt. Vielmehr versucht ein/der Verfasser durch Gespräche mit ihrem Umfeld ein "objektives" Bild entstehen zu lassen. "Nebenbei" entsteht vor den Augen des Lesers ein ziemlich ungefiltertes Bild der deutschen Gesellschaft.

Es ist schwer zu beschreiben, wie Böll es schafft einen so mit den einzelnen Personen und vor allem Leni mitleben/mitfühlen zu lassen. Die Beschreibunge...more
Marsha
This book has got to be the driest thing I’ve tried to read since attempting Darwin’s “Origin of the Species” and that’s stating something. This book is not a straight narrative by any means. It purports to provide insight about one Leni Pfeiffer through an anonymous author (referred to as Au.) who has contact with various people who knew Leni. Now in her forties, no longer fashionable but still pretty, she is reviled by her neighbors, booed by the children who slowly but surely take their cues...more
Alexandra
I`ve been reading this book for four years. With long breaks, of course.
Not because it wasn`t interesting... Actually, I don`t know why.
I liked it very much. The author`s style, the story, the characters (they were alive for me). Sometimes the book was like a movie, sometimes like journalist`s investigation. It is great. I can definitely can put it in to-read list.
Lysergius
A superbly written tale of the effect on a group of people surrounding the Lady of the title of the Nazi period in Germany. Evocative and nostalgic. A masterpiece.
Joseph Sverker
I had high expectations of this book and I'm not quite sure it lived up to them. The first half of the book is rather difficult to grasp what it is about. yet, the second half is better and it is after all almost a stroke of genius to write about, where the main protagonist barely ever appears. I also wonder if Böll by that wants to make Leni an example for the dilemma that faced to so many during the WWII. By writing the book like this Leni become general, while maintaining her specific persona...more
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