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[GOLßENAU, Arnold Veith von.] RENN, Ludwig.

After War.

Published: London: Martin Secker, 1931

Stock code: 104593

Price: £125

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First English edition, first impression, of this second novel (originally published as “Nachkrieg” (1930), the sequel to “Krieg” (1928), or War (1929)), by “Ludwig Renn”, pseudonym of Arnold Friedrich Vieth von Golßenau (1889-1979), the aristocratic German novelist who later joined the Communist party in 1928, was arrested in 1932 by the Nazis for (“literary high treason”), served (alongside Ernest Hemingway) in the International Brigade in Spain, and eventually emigrated to Mexico. The author had fought in the trenches during the First World War, “After War” is based on the German experience following the Armistice.

Octavo. Original buckram, titles to spine and front board in red, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. The Times Book Club ticket to rear pastedown. Spine very slightly rolled, a really excellent copy in the tanned and dust-soiled jacket with splitting to the joints and small chips to fore-corners.

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