Book #23417

Dog Years - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim
Dog Years - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim.
Dog Years - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [vi], 570 pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace & World, Inc., 1965.

A just about Fine first printing of the first US edition, slightly rubbed, in alike dust-jacket. Signed by author and Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass directly on the title page.

First published in Germany in 1963 as "Hundejahre", it is the last novel in the Nobel Prize winner's "Danzig Trilogy". Grass explores the German conscience in the story of half-Jew, Eduard Amsel and his Natzi friend, Walter Matern through Germany's pre WWII years in the 1920s to the war's aftermath in the 1950s.

Price: $500.00

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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