Book #22067

Headbirths Or The Germans Are Dying Out - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim
Headbirths Or The Germans Are Dying Out - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.
ISBN: 0151396000

A handsome first American edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust jacket;

Nobel Laureate Günter Grass targets issues the contentious 1980 German elections bring to his imagination. He chronicles the "zany" travels and travails of a couple on vacation in Asia, all the while being burdened by the political climate back home between Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of the Social Democrats and the Bavarian Prime Minister Franz Josef Strauss, the opposition Christian Democrat ; [viii], 136 pages.

Price: $29.00

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.