The Case of Sergeant Grischa.
First US edition, fourth printing. A satirical war novel, first published in Potsdam in 1927. Lion Feuchtwanger described Grischa as “a memorable figure, for he is the hero of the first great German war novel – indeed, the first great novel yet written anywhere about the War.” Zweig served in a German Labour Corps in Northern France, Serbia and Macedonia, spending over a year at Verdun, before transferring to the Eastern HQ.
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Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in black, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Black and white frontispiece. Small tear to head of spine, contents toned. A good copy in the chipped jacket that has a closed tear from foot of spine to one-third of the way up.