9780156261128

Dog Years

ISBN 10: 015626112X / 0-15-626112-X
ISBN 13: 9780156261128
Publisher: Harcourt
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Softcover
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In this vast novel, packed with incident, Gunter Grass traces the dark labyrinth of the German mentality as it developed during the rise, fall, and aftermath of the Third Reich.


Review:

"I don't think I have read any other post-war novel in which this diligent sense of life's interrelatedness and unity has been set down in such iron sentences or, through patient assembly of the fruits of exact examination made so stark...The book is a work of genius, no matter how cantankerous, willful, filthy, tedious, brutal, nihilistic, long-winded, importunate, self-conscious or Germany-obsessed you find it. If execution can be lyrical, then 'Dog Years' is that...Ralph Manheim's translation, an impossible task, brings into being an English that might give pause to English-writing novelists themselves. If, of course, this stupendous, lethal graffito doesn't stop them dead in their tracks in the first place."

Paul West, Nation, 8/16/1965

Review:

"'Hundejahre' ['Dog Years'] confirms what was already apparent in 'The Tin Drum' and 'Cat and Mouse'. Grass is the strongest, most inventive writer to have emerged in Germany since 1945. He stomps like a boisterous giant through a literature often marked by slim volumes of whispered lyricism. The energy of his devices, the scale on which he works, are fantastic....Grass's prose has a torrential, viscous energy; it is full of rubble and acrid shards. It scars and bruises the landscape into bizarre, eloquent forms."

George Steiner, Commentary, May 1964

 
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Book Description: Harcourt, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 1989. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. POD First Harcourt trade paper printing. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Shows a bare hint of shelf dust smudge on the bottom edge of the bound pages from time on our shop shelves, and our removable price sticker is on the back wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 004303

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Book Description: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 209 x 142 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Dog Years is set in three parts. Herr Brauxel, the owner of a mine, tells the Morning Shifts, an account of the early years of the two main figures, the half-Jew, Eduard Amsel, and his friend and blood brother, Waltern Matern. The river Vistula, with its cargo of history, runs through their exploits. So does the dog Senta, who will whelp Harras, who in turn will sire the black shepherd, Prinz, the Fuhrer s favorite dog.The second narrator, Harry Liebenau, tells part two, Love Letters, addressed to his cousin Tulla. From the vantage point of Danzig, he takes the reader into the prewar years and beyond. Amsel, a gifted and precocious creator of scarecrows made in the image of man, starts to build lifelike, mechanically marching SA-men, and it is Matern, his blood brother, himself an SA-man, who calls him sheeny and knocks out his teeth. The Dog Years are now in full swing; they lead right into the war, up to the moment when Prinz finally deserts his master, because even a dog can have enough.The threads of the first two narrators axe taken up by Waltern Matern in the Materniads. Matern records the progress of his tour of revenge through postwar Germany. Accompanied by Prinz, he searches for the perpetrators of Nazi misdeeds and his lost blood brother, Amsel. Matern is innocent, an antifascist; it is the others who are guilty, even if the rising tide of prosperity seems to wash all of them clean. Fitfully administering a highly original -- if for him somewhat debilitating -- revenge, Matern ends up as a visitor in Herr Brauxel s mine, to find it peopled by an underground host of mechanical scarecrows in riotous preparation for their release aboveground.This is the firstmajor novel that followed Grass s celebrated Tin Drum, exhibiting all the brilliance, inventiveness, and narrative daring of its predecessor. Beginning in the nineteen twenties and ending in the fifties, it is a splendid evocation of an apocalyptic period and its startling aftermath. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156261128

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Book Description: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 209 x 142 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Dog Years is set in three parts. Herr Brauxel, the owner of a mine, tells the Morning Shifts, an account of the early years of the two main figures, the half-Jew, Eduard Amsel, and his friend and blood brother, Waltern Matern. The river Vistula, with its cargo of history, runs through their exploits. So does the dog Senta, who will whelp Harras, who in turn will sire the black shepherd, Prinz, the Fuhrer s favorite dog.The second narrator, Harry Liebenau, tells part two, Love Letters, addressed to his cousin Tulla. From the vantage point of Danzig, he takes the reader into the prewar years and beyond. Amsel, a gifted and precocious creator of scarecrows made in the image of man, starts to build lifelike, mechanically marching SA-men, and it is Matern, his blood brother, himself an SA-man, who calls him sheeny and knocks out his teeth. The Dog Years are now in full swing; they lead right into the war, up to the moment when Prinz finally deserts his master, because even a dog can have enough.The threads of the first two narrators axe taken up by Waltern Matern in the Materniads. Matern records the progress of his tour of revenge through postwar Germany. Accompanied by Prinz, he searches for the perpetrators of Nazi misdeeds and his lost blood brother, Amsel. Matern is innocent, an antifascist; it is the others who are guilty, even if the rising tide of prosperity seems to wash all of them clean. Fitfully administering a highly original -- if for him somewhat debilitating -- revenge, Matern ends up as a visitor in Herr Brauxel s mine, to find it peopled by an underground host of mechanical scarecrows in riotous preparation for their release aboveground.This is the firstmajor novel that followed Grass s celebrated Tin Drum, exhibiting all the brilliance, inventiveness, and narrative daring of its predecessor. Beginning in the nineteen twenties and ending in the fifties, it is a splendid evocation of an apocalyptic period and its startling aftermath. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156261128

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