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The Smoking Mountain. Stories of Post-War Germany

Boyle, Kay


1st Edition

Publisher’s maroon cloth boards with black lettering to spine. Date and place in black ink to head of f.f.e. Off-setting to endpapers. In near fine dust jacket with minor chips and a few short closed tears to edges. *** Eleven short stories and a introductory piece about the state of Germany in the first few years after the war, written while Kay Boyle (February 19, 1902 – December 27, 1992) was in Germany serving as foreign correspondent for The New Yorker (1946-53). She was spurred on by The New Yorker editor Harold Ross who asked for fiction out of Germany” and to whom the book is dedicated. Shortly after the publication she became the victim of McCarthyism and as a result was dismissed from The New Yorker and blacklisted by most of the major magazines. The Smoking Mountain wasn’t published in America until 1962. *** This is a beautiful first UK edition in an unusually well preserved Faber and Faber dust jacket.”

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Book Details

AuthorBoyle, Kay
PublisherFaber and Faber Limited
Publisher Year1952
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionFine
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition