Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.
An attractive first American edition/first printing, originally published by Kiepenheuer & Witsch in 1992 in Fine condition in about Fine dust-jacket with only minor signs of use.
Nobel Laurate Heinrich Böll's novel set in a bombed-out Cologne, but has been compared by modern critics to Sarajevo, Beirut, and Belfast. Initially suppressed in a Germany still recovering from the ravages of war, it was published as "Der Engel schwieg" forty years after World War II, here translated by Breon Mitchell; 8vo; [iv], v-viii, 182,  pages.