Size: 8vo; xii, 547,  pages
Publisher: New York And London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.
A Near Fine edition in a like dust-jacket, each mildly worn.
Translated by Ralph Manheim from the original German 1977 publication, Der Butt. Nobel Prize winner Grass finished The Flounder for his fiftieth birthday. It begins in the Stone Age, when a talking fish is caught by a fisherman. Like the fish, the fisherman is immortal. Down the ages they move together, from matriarchy to patriarchy, the latter brought about by the Flounder's insidious counseling to the males held under female subjection.