Orlando, Florida: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers / A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book, 1986. Gunter Grass. First American Edition: letter line "A B C D E" Cloth and boards. Tall 8vo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2"), black quarter cloth with silver lettering on spine over black boards, Mylar-protected glossy pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) of a scampering sketchy rat before a bleak city-scape by Gunter Grass, [x] + 371 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #2722
Günter Wilhelm Grass (German: 1927 – 2015) was a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor, and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Grass is best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum (1959), a key text in European magic realism. It was the first book of his Danzig Trilogy, the other two being Cat and Mouse (1961), and Dog Years (1963).
SUPERIOR CONDITION internally & externally! Photo of Grass on rear flap. Tight, bright, clean in an equally bright and unrubbed jacket. Unobtrusive short black remainder streak on lower page-edges.