Book #13359

Peeling The Onion - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass, Michael Henry Heim
Peeling The Onion - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass, Michael Henry Heim.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [vi], 425, [1] pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2007.
ISBN: 0151014779

A wonderful first American edition/first printing in unread Very Fine condition in like dust-jacket. SIGNED by author Günter Grass directly on title page;

Nobel Prize winning author Günter Grass' autobiography causing controversy because of his admission of volunteering for the submarine corps at the age of 15 and then being drafted into the Waffen SS, the combat force of the SS, in 1944 when he was 17. Much of the German novelist's work has dealt with the idea of morally dealing with one's past, in this case Germany's collective conscious.

Price: $89.00

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.

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