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, North Yorkshire, Uk, 2010. 8vo. pp 417. VG+ copy. First Edition. Wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 60738