Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [viii], 280 pages
Publisher: New York, San Diego, London: A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book , Harcourt, Inc., 1999.
An attractive first US edition in fine condition in equally fine dust-jacket. Signed by author Günter Grass on the half-title page;
Günter Grass,1999 Nobel Prize winner composed this collection of one hundred stories to create a novel of the twentieth century. Grass writes of great events and seemingly trivial occurrences, of technical developments and scientific discoveries, of achievements in culture and sports, of megalomania, of persecution and murder, of war and disasters, and of new beginnings. Although each story has a different narrator, collectively the stories form a complete and linear narrative in which the individual is the focus.