And Where Were You, Adam?

And Where Were You, Adam?

by Heinrich Boll
     
 

Hitler's once great army is broken and demoralized, the end of the war is imminent--but still soldiers are rounded up like criminals and sent to the front, Jews are 'evacuated, ' guns are fired, shells explode. In this novel Boll paints war as a series of idiocies, senseless accidents, and bizarre coincidences related only through death.  See more details below

Overview

Hitler's once great army is broken and demoralized, the end of the war is imminent--but still soldiers are rounded up like criminals and sent to the front, Jews are 'evacuated, ' guns are fired, shells explode. In this novel Boll paints war as a series of idiocies, senseless accidents, and bizarre coincidences related only through death.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This duo were among the first titles to depict World War II from the German point of view. Though LJ's reviewer was underwhelmed by Adam (LJ 8/70), Legacy was described as "a moving indictment of not only the war, but also the newly founded society that followed it" (LJ 6/1/85).
Booknews
Reprint of the McGraw-Hill translation (1970) of Boll's great novel of WWII. Cited in BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810111646
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Series:
European Classics Series
Edition description:
Translated
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.52(d)

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