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The Safety Net (English and German Edition)

The Safety Net (English and German Edition)

The Safety Net (English and German Edition)
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The Safety Net (English and German Edition)

by Boll, Heinrich

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ISBN 10
0394514041
ISBN 13
9780394514048
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Alfred a Knopf Inc. Used - Good. Good condition. Good dust jacket. With remainder mark. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.

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In 1972, Heinrich Böll became the first German to win the Nobel Prize for literature since Thomas Mann in 1929. Born in Cologne, in 1917, Böll was reared in a liberal Catholic, pacifist family. Drafted into the Wehrmacht, he served on the Russian and French fronts and was wounded four times before he found himself in an American prison camp. After the war he enrolled at the University of Cologne, but dropped out to write about his shattering experiences as a soldier. His first novel, The Train Was on Time , was published in 1949, and he went on to become one of the most prolific and important of post-war German writers. His best-known novels include Billiards at Half-Past Nine (1959), The Clown (1963), Group Portrait with Lady (1971), and The Safety Net (1979). In 1981 he published a memoir, What’s to Become of the Boy? or: Something to Do with Books . Böll served for several years as the president of International P.E.N. and was a leading defender of the intellectual freedom of writers throughout the world. He died in June 1985.

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Bookseller
Wonder Book US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
R01G-01883
Title
The Safety Net (English and German Edition)
Author
Boll, Heinrich
Book Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394514041
ISBN 13
9780394514048
Publisher
Alfred a Knopf Inc
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
1982

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