Title: The Flounder
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York and London
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Navy cloth over boards with illustration blind-stamped on boards, silver lettering on spine; illustrated dust jacket; pp. [xii], 547. First edition stated. Signed by Grass on the title-page. Spine tips gently rubbed and faded; some faint foxing along top edge of text block. Dust jacket lightly creased along edges, with some light chipping and small closed tears at spine tips and corners. VG+ overall. An excellent copy. Bookseller Inventory # 7403
Synopsis: Gunter Grass, says The Times, 'is on his own as an artist', and indeed this extraordinary, provoking and joyously Rabelaisian celebration of life, food and sex is unique. Lifted from their ancient fairytale, the fisherman and his wife are still living today. During the months of Ilsebill's pregnancy, the fisherman tells her of his adventures through time with the Flounder, constituting a complete reworking of social, political and gastronomic history.
About the Author: Gunter Grass, born in Danzig in 1927, is Germany's most celebrated contemporary writer. He is a creative artist of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, graphic artist. Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.
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