Book #26688

The Meeting At Telgte - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim, Leonard Forster
The Meeting At Telgte - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim, Leonard Forster.
The Meeting At Telgte - 1st US Edition/1st Printing
The Meeting At Telgte - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 147, [3] pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981.
ISBN: 0151585881

An attractive first printing of the first American trade edition, following a privately printed limited edition by the Franklin Library, in fine condition in near fine, yellowed dust jacket. Signed on the half-title page by author and Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass.

First published in Germany in 1979 as "Das Treffen in Telgte", Nobel laureate Günter Grass sets this short novel in 17th Century Germany decimated by the 30 Years' War. With his sharp wit, Grass explores academic arrogance and the lessons political and religious history have for the modern world.

Price: $360.00

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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