Children Are Civilians Too

Children Are Civilians Too

by Heinrich Boll
     
 

These twenty-six stories illustrate Heinrich Boll's finely nuanced storytelling at its best. In stunning portraits of ordinary people, Boll creates a rich tapestry of the dark years in postwar Germany. There are tales of soldiers on leave, listlessly visiting bars and brothels; stories of children rendered with a simplicity that belies their emotional impact; and… See more details below

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These twenty-six stories illustrate Heinrich Boll's finely nuanced storytelling at its best. In stunning portraits of ordinary people, Boll creates a rich tapestry of the dark years in postwar Germany. There are tales of soldiers on leave, listlessly visiting bars and brothels; stories of children rendered with a simplicity that belies their emotional impact; and stark vignettes of people struggling to re-make their lives against the ruined landscape of war-devastated towns and villages. Representing Boll's youthful beginnings, this collection introduces the themes that inform his life-long literary accomplishments and the wit, intelligence, and lyricism that made Boll one of contemporary Europe's most acclaimed writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140187250
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
12/12/1994
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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