Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; 189,  pages
Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus, 1986.
A bright first Impression of the first UK edition following the 1983 German publication by Lamuv. Fine, unread condition in alike dust-wrapper.
A collection of dark short stories by the German Nobel laureate 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", translated by Leila Vennnewitz.