Book #60008

The Call of the Toad - 1st US Edition / 1st Printing

Günter Grass, Trans. Ralph Manheim
The Call of the Toad - 1st US Edition / 1st Printing. Günter Grass, Trans. Ralph Manheim.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [i-viii], 248 pages
Publisher: New York, San Diego, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, [1992].
ISBN: 0151257434
Illustrator: Illustrated by Günter Grass

A handsome first US edition/first printing in unread Fine condition with trivial soiling to top edge in alike unclipped dust jacket.

One of Germany's most prolific and contemporary authors takes the art of humorous irony to new extremes in his provoking novel about capitalism, chicanery, and post WWII Poland. ; Ink drawings.

Price: $29.00

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.