Lev Kopelev


The question has been asked repeatedly for the last decade and a half, in discussion groups, in essays, in private conversations: Why are Böll's works so popular in the Soviet Union — in Russia, Georgia, the Ukraine, and Latvia, in Uzbekistan as well as in Estonia — the works of a West-German Catholic who writes about people and problems which are remote from us and foreign to us?


Translated by Robert C. Conard



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