And Where Were You, Adam? - Heinrich BollLondon: Secker & Warburg, 1973, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier fading to the spine. Price Clipped.
From the cover: “It is 1944 and Hitler’s Germany has only a few more months to live. Chaos, demoralisation and increasing brutality from a handful of fanatical Nazis are the lot of the small group of characters Heinrich Boll uses to show the awesome face of defeat. Nobody knows for certain whether there is a front line against the Russians, nor exactly where any unit is to be found. Filskeit, the concentration-camp commander, Sergeant Finck, the quartermaster of a large base hospital, a doctor, a waiter, a general, and infantryman Feinhals, who falls in love with Ilona the Hungarian Jewess, all behave in the totally unpredictable way that human beings do under strain and most of them go to their deaths as a result of frivolous or arbitrary decisions.
Heinrich Boll’s brilliant descriptions of the effects on ordinary men and women of war, defeat and the ensuing disintegration were among those achievements which won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972. And Where Were You, Adam?, one of the most powerful and moving of his novels, is already a modern classic.”