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The Mad Dog: Stories

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Heinrich Boll

Following The Silent Angel (LJ 2/15/94), this worthwhile collection of ten short stories marks the second major publication since Boll's death in 1985. Written between 1938 and 1949, the stories cover territory familiar to readers of Boll's early works: … see full wiki

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Author: Heinrich Boll
Publisher: St Martins Pr
2 reviews about The Mad Dog: Stories
review by . May 09, 2013
Powerful, crisp and potent explorations on the many dynamics of war.
The ten short stories contained in Heinrich Boll's The Mad Dog offer a sweeping glimpse into the aftereffects of those traumatized by the bloody carnages and mental wounds of war, in this specific case, World War II. Each story evokes an aura of bleakness and despair yet crossed with hope and a trounced upon faith. All the stories are written from a pre or postwar standpont, each exploring the element of postwar poverty, the ruining of human love and the dark side of human nature, which abounds …
review by . March 15, 2006
The ten short stories contained in Heinrich Boll's The Mad Dog offer a sweeping glimpse into the aftereffects of those traumatized by the bloody carnages and mental wounds of war, in this specific case, World War II. Each story evokes an aura of bleakness and despair yet crossed with hope and a trounced upon faith. All the stories are written from a pre or postwar standpont, each exploring the element of postwar poverty, the ruining of human love and the dark side of human nature, which abounds …
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