Sown with Corn is the story of an English student studying in Germany at the university in Bonn during the rise of the Nazis. The author, Frank Binder, was himself a lecturer in English literature at the university during that same period, and in his later years in Germany may have been a British spy. The book is therefore almost certainly at least semi-autobiographical and the story rings vividly true. It has an intense realism born of Binder's first-hand knowledge. The book tracks, through its characters, the spread of Nazi influence, not only among the people of Bonn and the intellectual elite of the university, but also in a rural community. The story is thus a microcosm of what happened in Germany generally. But though the story is sometimes grim, the courage of the few who refused to give in is inspiring. Its narrative makes it a compulsive page-turner, and the author's writing brings scenes vividly to life.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004131510
Book Description Farthings Publishing, Scarborough, 2011. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. A novel that was lost for 70 years before being published. It tells of an English student at Bonn University in the 1930s who is attracted to Jewish girl at a time of growing Nazi oppression of the Jews. In clean and sound condition with slight shelf wear. All orders processed and shipped promptly from the UK, usually the same or next business day. Please call or email with your questions. 420 p. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 019772
Book Description Farthings Publishers, Scarborough, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Reviewer's copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 040490
Book Description Farthings Publishing, North Yorkshire, Uk, 2010. 8vo. pp 417. VG+ copy. First Edition. Wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 60738