Book #22070

The Meeting At Telgte - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim, Leonard Forster
The Meeting At Telgte - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim, Leonard Forster.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [x], 147, [3] pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981.
ISBN: 0151585881

A most handsome first American trade edition/first printing, following a privately printed limited edition by the Franklin Library, in As New condition in alike dust jacket.

First published in Germany in 1979 as "Das Treffen in Telgte", Nobel laureate Günter Grass sets this short novel in 17th Century Germany decimated by the 30 Years' War. With his sharp wit, Grass explores academic arrogance and the lessons political and religious history have for the modern world.

Price: $49.00

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.