Book #15139

Unkenrufe: Eine Erzählung [The Call of the Toad]

Günter Grass
Unkenrufe: Eine Erzählung [The Call of the Toad]. Günter Grass.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Göttingen, Deutschland: Steidl Verlag, 1992.
ISBN: 3882432225
Illustrator: Illustrated by Günter Grass

A nice first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Some bumping to book edges and corners and a cut on front of dustjacket. Unread.

Nobel Prize Laureate Grass' tale of German art history professor Alexander Reschke and Polish art restorer Alexandra Piatkowska meet on the way to the cemetery in Gdansk Poland and quickly find they have much in common. They found a society to allow people expatriated after World War II to be buried in their native land. Their good intentions are overwhelmingly successful and they find themselves building resorts and gold courses on the would-be burial ground ; Etching.

Price: $50.00

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.