Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [ii], 189,  pages
Publisher: New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987.
A bright, attractive First American Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dust jacket.
A collection of dark short stories by the German Nobel laureat who served in the German infantry of WII on both Eastern and Western fronts. With his personal insight, Böll "captures the suffering of the ordinary Germans who paid for the war." (from cover flap). Originally written between 1946-52, the stories were first published in Germany in 1983 under the title "Die Verwundung"