Book #20112

Das Treffen in Telgte: Eine Erzählung [The Meeting At Telgte: a Story] - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass
Das Treffen in Telgte: Eine Erzählung [The Meeting At Telgte: a Story] - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Darmstadt: Luchterhand, 1979.
ISBN: 347286480X
Illustrator: Illustrated by Günter Grass

A nice first edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition in Near Fine dustjacket, both showing evidence of a water stain at bottom of front board and inside of dust-jacket. Slight foxing to page edges. Beautifully bound in bright red black-stamped cloth.

The year is 1647, just at the end of the Thirty Years' War. The pilgrimage town of Telgte, Germany is the destination for poets from all parts of the country. They hope to strengthen the one thing that is holding their divided nation together…its language and literature. The character Gelnhausen is a transparent counterpart of Grass himself.
In the original German; Etching.

Price: $30.00

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.