Book #26685

Local Anaesthetic - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass
Local Anaesthetic - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass.
Local Anaesthetic - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [iv], 284 pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1970.

An attractive first US edition in fine condition in just about fine dust-jacket. Signed by author Günter Grass on the title page;

Günter Wilhelm Grass is a poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature.

"There is little in Grass's previous books to prepare us for this one. Where they were sprawling and self-indulgent, Local Anaesthetic is lean and ironic. The author unmercifully satirizes the impotence, the masochism, the desperate expedients, that make the lot of the liberal such a hard one." (New York Times).

Price: $400.00

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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