The train was on time

The train was on time
Böll, Heinrich, 1917-1985
  • Item Type: Book - BOLL HISTORICAL
  • Published: 2019
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Description

A hauntingly beautiful tale of a young German soldier confronting his fate, from a Nobel Prize-winning author. Twenty-four-year-old Andreas, a disillusioned German soldier, is travelling on a troop train to the Eastern Front when he has an awful premonition that he will die in exactly five days. As he hurtles towards his death, he reflects on the chaos around him - the naive soldiers, the painfully thin girl who pours his coffee, the ruined countryside - with sudden, heart-breaking poignancy. Arriving in Poland the night before he is certain he will die, he meets Olina, a beautiful prostitute, and together they attempt to escape his fate . . .

Related Subjects

Soldiers--Germany--Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945--Poland--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9780241370384 (paperback)

ISBN:

0241370388 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Böll, Heinrich, 1917-1985,

Title:

The train was on time / Heinrich Böll ; translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz ; with an introduction by Anna Funder.

Publication Info:

[London] : Penguin Books, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2003

Physical description:

ix, 107 pages ; 20 cm.

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Series Statement:

(Penguin European writers)

General Note:

First published in German as Der Zug war pĂĽnktlich, 1949.

Language:

Translated from the German.

Subject term:

Soldiers--Germany--Fiction.

Subject term:

World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Fiction.

Subject term:

World War, 1939-1945--Poland--Fiction.

Genre index term:

War fiction.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Vennewitz, Leila,

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Funder, Anna, 1966-

Series Added Entry-Uniform Title:

Penguin European writers.

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