Book #26690

Crabwalk - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass
Crabwalk - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass.
Crabwalk - 1st US Edition/1st Printing
Crabwalk - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo ; [2], [vi], 234 pages
Publisher: Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., 2002.
ISBN: 0151007640

A most handsome first printing of the first US edition in fine condition in alike dust jacket. Signed by author and Nobel Laureate Günter Grass.

Born to an unwed mother on a lifeboat of the Wilhelm Gustloff on the night of the attack by a Soviet submarine in January 1945, Paul Pokriefke, a middle-aged journalist, is trying to piece together the tragic events. "Scuttling backward to move forward", Crabwalk is Nobel Laureate Grass' examination of the ways different generations of Germans now view their past. Translated from the original German by Krishna Winston.

Price: $170.00

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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