Book #26694

The Rat - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim
The Rat - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim.
The Rat - 1st US Edition/1st Printing
The Rat - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 371, [3] pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.
ISBN: 0151759200

A near fine first printing of the 1st American edition, lightly bumped tips in Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author and Nobel Laureate Günter Grass directly on the front fly leaf.

First published in Germany in 1986 under the title "Die Rättin" by Nobel Prize winner, Günter Grass. "And the rats shall inherit the earth, or so Grass concludes in this wonderful work of speculative virtuosity. With no less a subject before him than the ultimate fate of humankind..." (from Library Journal).

Price: $260.00

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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