Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 1978. First edition. 12mo, 109  pp, wraps. Lacking the printed band announcing the Robert Walser prize, as usually found.
The Austrian writer's first book, the size of which does little to foreshadow the length and textual intricacies of her latter, mammoth works, though the irony and horror of the effects of war are all clearly laid out. A long-awaited recent English translation from Dorothy, A Publishing Project will hopefully do something to repair the critical neglect of her work in this county. Item #29957