The setting is Danzig during World War II. The narrator recalls a boyhood scene in which a black cat pounces on his friend Mahlke’s “mouse”-his prominent Adam’s apple. This incident sets off a wild series of events that ultimately leads to Mahlke’s becoming a national hero. Translated by Ralph Manheim. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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GNTER GRASS was born in Danzig, Germany, in 1927. He is the widely acclaimed author of numerous books, including The Tin Drum, My Century, Crabwalk, and Peeling the Onion. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0436187809 Crisp pages. Tight binding. Tears and rips on dust jacket. Name of previous owner written inside. Heavy shelf wear on dust jacket. Price corner clipped. Light foxing. Sun fading. Good reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # VSX-VYN5-T862
Book Description Secker & Warburg 1982 Hardcover, 1982. Book Condition: Good. Ex Library 202 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 451901