Memory, recrimination, hope in Böll’s Billiards

Sam Sacks admires Heinrich Böll’s “daringly and hypnotically written” novel about a renowned architect who sees his very success as a kind of complicity with the Nazis. If that’s not enticement enough, Jessa wrote the introduction to the reissue.


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