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The Train Was on Time

by BOLL, Heinrich (Author); Vennewitz, Leila (Translator)

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ISBN 10
0436054477
ISBN 13
9780436054471
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London: Martin Secker & Warburg Limited, 1985. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket, in good condition. Publisher review slip laid in. Jacket is very scratched, scuffed and sunned. Edges are creased and nicked. Board corners and spine ends are bumped. Page block, pastedowns, endapers and page edges are tanned. Pages are otherwise clear, binding is sound and boards are clean. LW. Hardcover. Good/Good. Used.

Synopsis

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. Translator Leila Vennewitz was a distinguished translator of many German authors including Uwe Johnson, Hermann Hesse, Uwe Timm, Alexander Kluge, and Alfred Andersch. 

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Bookseller
PsychoBabel & Skoob Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Train Was on Time
Author
BOLL, Heinrich (Author); Vennewitz, Leila (Translator)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
Good
ISBN 10
0436054477
ISBN 13
9780436054471
Publisher
Martin Secker & Warburg Limited
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1985

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