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).