KEY POINTS- * Reverted from Picador. * An author of undisputed world class, now a major Minerva backlist author. * 'Grass is one of the few great writers in Europe today' - Sunday Telegraph. * 'Grass is one of the master fabulists of our age and prehaps its supreme dramatist of metaphor' - Times.
Gunter Grass (1927-2015) was Germany's most celebrated post-war writer. He was a creative artist of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, graphic artist. Grass's first novel, The Tin Drum, is widely regarded as one of the finest novels of the twentieth century, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.
"A pungent stew of a book using every ingredient to hand:
nourishing but full of strange, grisly lumps and bitter flavours" *
"Grass is one of the master fabulists or our age and perhaps its supreme dramatist of metaphor" * The Times *
"Shrewd, moving and funny" * New Statesman *
"Grass is one of the few great writers in Europe today" * Daily Telegraph *