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Book Information: Adam Where Art Thou?

Adam Where Art Thou? (1951) [Novel]
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In 1944, the Russian tanks plunged into Germany, and German soil crunched under the tread of Nazi infantry. The once-mighty Nazi army, demoralized and disintegrating, fled before the invader.

War - its stark horror, its mass destruction of human life and the human spirit - is the theme of Adam, Where Art Thou?, an intense novel of Germany in defeat by a writer who has already been hailed as the outstanding new talent of postwar German fiction.

Herr Boll creates a panoramic vision of war. He tells of Ilona, the Jewish refugee, faced by death in the crematorium of a concentration camp; of Filskeit, the camp commander, driven to insanity; of Schmitz, the doctor, looking on helplessly as his patients die before his eyes; of Finck, the quartermaster, pressed by chance into the front lines and killed by bursting shrapnel; and, above all, of Feinhals, the foot soldier, hungry, exhausted, forlorn, whipped by his officers into futile counter-attacks, fleeing before Russian tanks and artillery, struggling pitifully for survival.

Original title: Wo warst du Adam?
Alternative titles: And Where Were You, Adam?
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War IIGeneral

Edition #1: And Where Were You, Adam?

And Where Were You, Adam? (1974)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Leila Vennewitz
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And Where Were You Adam? (1973)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Secker & Warburg
ISBN: 0436054485
Pages: 156

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Edition #2: Adam Where Art Thou?

Adam Where Art Thou? (0)
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Language: English

Translated by: Mervyn Savill
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