Book #122575

Headbirths Or The Germans Are Dying Out

Günter Grass

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First American Edition
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.

Price: $24.00

Top edge of text block stained.

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Author Bio

Günter Grass

The great German novelist, Günter Grass, died on April 13, 2015. He won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "frolicsome black fables [that] portray the forgotten face of history" and the Nobel Academy named him the "predecessor" of "García Márquez, Rushdie, Gordimer, Lobo Antunes and Kenzaburo Oe." Although his landmark 1959 novel, The Tin Drum, was initially rejected by his countrymen, it became an international success and launched his career. Grass became known as the conscience of Germany--a status that was later questioned when he disclosed his involvement during World War II.