Book #23420

The Rat - Advance Reading Copy

Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim
Book #23420 The Rat - Advance Reading Copy. Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim.
The Rat - Advance Reading Copy

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Advance Reading Copy; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.

A Near Fine Advance Reading Copy of the 1st American edition, only minor traces of edge-wear. Signed by author Günter Grass directly on the title page.

First published in Germany in 1986 under the title "Die Rättin" by Nobel Prize winner, Günter Grass. "And the rats shall inherit the earth, or so Grass concludes in this wonderful work of speculative virtuosity. With no less a subject before him than the ultimate fate of humankind..." (from Library Journal) ; 8vo; [vi], 371, [3] pages; Signed by Author.

Price: $90.00

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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