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Grass, Günter 1927-2015

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The tin drum by Gnter Grass( Book )

1,055 editions published between 1874 and 2015 in 41 languages and held by 10,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and who, as the novel begins, is being held in a mental institution. Willfully stunting his growth at three feet for many years, wielding his tin drum and piercing scream as anarchistic weapons, he provides a profound yet hilarious perspective on both German history and the human condition in the modern world
Dog years by Gnter Grass( Book )

367 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 4,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel in three parts, beginning in the 1920s and ending in the 1950s, that follows the lives of two friends from the prewar years in Germany through an apocalyptic period and its startling aftermath
The flounder by Gnter Grass( Book )

287 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 25 languages and held by 3,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based loosely on Grimm's The Fisherman and his Wife, this triumphant blend of folk tale and contemporary story takes place over the course of nine months, during which the wife of the narrator becomes pregnant and is regaled with tales of the various cooks the fisherman has met throughout his life. The emerging themes of the novel expose the periods when men made history and women's contributions went largely, in some cases gravely, unrecognized. Inventive, imaginitive and irreverent, this humorous, fundamentally brilliant novel highlights the value of modern-day myth and timeless legend
Cat and mouse by Gnter Grass( Book )

292 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 30 languages and held by 3,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the publication of his first novel, The Tin Drum, Günter Grass was acclaimed internationally as the most imaginative and powerful novelist to come out of postwar Germany. Cat and Mouse has the same setting that The Tin Drum made famous: Danzig and its petty bourgeoisie. But the art form is deliberately different. Brief and compact, it focuses on the extraordinary fate and person of one hero, Joachim Mahlke, fourteen years old when the story starts. Mahlke is set apart from his fellows by an unusual excrescence of cartilage, a huge Adam's apple, sign and symbol of precocious virility, at once embarrassing and stimulating to its bearer. When a classmate sics a cat on Mahlke's "mouse," he unwittingly launches him on a hero's career. In order to compensate for his mouse, Mahlke turns himself into an athlete and ace diver who brings up from a half-submerged ship all kinds of hardware to string around his neck. He becomes "The Great Mahlke," first to his classmates and later to the nation. Mahlke's mentors, however, refuse to be impressed. For the cat watching him, ready to pounce, is a society of petty men. Not even by gaining his country's highest honor, the Order of Merit, the most dazzling piece of hardware to cover his protuberance, does Mahlke succeed in conciliating his enemies. Mahlke is different, Mahlke is doomed. With ferocious virtuosity, Gunter Grass maps the local and mental circumstances of Mahlke's dramatic and pathetic struggle, compelling the reader's participation and belief."--Book jacket
Local anaesthetic by Gnter Grass( Book )

221 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 20 languages and held by 3,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starusch, a 40 year old teacher of German and history, undergoes protracted dental treatment in an office where TV is used to distract the patients. Under local anesthesia, the patient projects onto the screen his past and present with the fluidity and visual quality of the movies. A satirical portrait of social confusions
My century by Gnter Grass( Book )

215 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 33 languages and held by 3,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred stories, each named after a year this century. In one, Erich Maria Remarque gives his views on World War I, in another former Nazis reflect on the good old days, while a third is on the fall of the Berlin Wall from a dead woman's point of view.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Too far afield by Gnter Grass( Book )

131 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 17 languages and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature tells the story of two old men in Berlin -- one a former East German cultural functionary, the other a former mid-level spy -- observing life in the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Wall in 1989. Grass weaves a deeply human story laced with pain and humor in equal measure
The rat by Gnter Grass( Book )

176 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 2,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major new work from Germany's greatest modern writer, this wildly imaginative yet superbly told novel revives some of Grass's most famous characters from his novels The Tin Drum, Headbirths, and The Flounder, as it tells the story of a female rat who engages the narrator in a series of dialogues convincingly demonstrating that the rats will inherit a devastated earth
The meeting at Telgte by Gnter Grass( Book )

184 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1647, as the Thirty Years' War was drawing to its close, a group of poets from all parts of Germany gather at the pilgrimage town of Telgte, for the purpose of strengthening the last remaining bond within a divided nation: its language and literature. They meet and part in disarray, yet manage to discuss their manuscripts with all the liveliness of friendship and force of rivalry, against a background of brutality and anguish ... The fictitious meeting of 1647 is the replay of a real meeting of German poets and writers, known as Group 47, at the end of another devastating war three hundred years later"--Cover
The call of the toad by Gnter Grass( Book )

142 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 26 languages and held by 2,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple from Gdansk has a unique idea for a business: selling cemetery plots in Gdansk to Germans who were exiled after WWII
Crabwalk by Gnter Grass( Book )

101 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 29 languages and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the Tin Drum takes on the worst maritime disaster in history, the sinking of a German cruise ship packed with refugees by a Soviet sub, a disaster that killed nine thousand people. Gunter Grass has been wrestling with Germany's past for decades now, but no book since The Tin Drum has generated as much excitement as this engrossing account of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. A German cruise ship turned refugee carrier, it was attacked by a Soviet submarine in January 1945. Some 9,000 people went down in the Baltic Sea, making it the deadliest maritime disaster of all time. Born to an unwed mother on a lifeboat the night of the attack, Paul Pokriefke is a middle-aged journalist trying to piece together the tragic events. While his mother sees her whole existence in terms of that calamitous moment, Paul wishes their life could have been less touched by the past. For his teenage son, who dabbles in the dark, far-right corners of the Internet, the Gustloff embodies the denial of Germany's wartime suffering. "Scuttling backward to move forward," Crabwalk is at once a captivating tale of a tragedy at sea and a fearless examination of the ways different generations of Germans now view their past. Winner of the Nobel Prize
The plebeians rehearse the uprising; a German tragedy by Gnter Grass( Book )

163 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 10 languages and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Headbirths, or, The Germans are dying out by Gnter Grass( Book )

123 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harm and Dörte Peters, the quintessential couple, are on vacation in Asia. But wherever they are, they can't get away from the political upheaval back home. With irony and wit, Grass takes aim at capitalism, communism, religion-even reproduction; nothing escapes unscathed
Katz und Maus; eine Novelle by Gnter Grass( Book )

280 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een scholier probeert de aandacht van zijn grote adamsappel af te leiden door allerlei bijzondere prestaties
Two states--one nation? by Gnter Grass( Book )

50 editions published in 1990 in 9 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brieven, gesprekken, opstellen en gedichten van de Duitse schrijver (1927) uit de periode 1960-1990 over de Duitse eenwording
From the diary of a snail by Gnter Grass( Book )

142 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 12 languages and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Schriftsteller reist 1969 durch die Bundesrepublik - und führt Tagebuch. Längst gehört der Wahlkampf von 1969 der Geschichte an. Viele Schriftsteller und Intellektuelle haben damals Partei ergriffen und Wählerinitiativen angeregt - allen voran Günter Grass. Jahre später hat er seine damaligen Tagebuchnotizen dazu benützt, seinen Kindern das Engagement für die SPD, für seinen Freund, den Emigranten Willy Brandt, und gegen den damaligen Bundeskanzler und ehemaligen Nationalsozialisten Kiesinger zu erklären. Das war nur mit Rückblicken in die Vergangenheit möglich
Speak out; speeches, open letters, commentaries by Gnter Grass( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Gnter Grass( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four plays by Gnter Grass( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albrecht Durer and his legacy : the graphic work of a Renaissance artist by Giulia Bartrum( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Albrecht Dürer's career from his first work in the medieval tradition of Martin Schongauer, through his Italian education in the classical tradition, to his sophisticated development of the woodcut and engraving techniques that changed the history of printmaking
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Gelasi, Junte 1927-2015

Ghrās, Ghūntir, 1927-2015

Ginters Grass

Girās, Gūntir, 1927-

Girās, Gūntir, 1927-2015

Gkras, Gkynter 1927-2015

Gkrass, Gkynter 1927-2015

Gras, Ginter

Grs, Gnter 1927-2015

Gras, Gi︠u︡nter, 1927-

Gras, Gi︠u︡nter, 1927-2015

Gras, Gjunter 1927-2015

Ğrās, Ğūntar 1927-2015

Gras, Gnter.

Ġrās, Ġuntir, 1927-

Grās, Gūntir 1927-2015

Gras, Gynter 1927-2015

Grasas, G. 1927-2015

Grasi, Giunter 1927-2015

Grass, Gunter

Grass, Ginters 1927-2015

Grass, Gjunter 1927-2015

Grass, Guenter

Grass, Guenter 1927-2015

Grass, Gnter

Grass, Gunter, 1927-2015

Grass, Gnter Wilhelm 1927-2015

Grass, Gunterus 1927-2015

Grass, Gnther

Grass Gnther 1927-....

Grass, Gnther 1927-2015

Gnter Grass

Gnter Grass Aleman a mannurat

Gnter Grass Duits schrijver

Gnter Grass crivain et artiste allemand

Gnter Grass escritor alemn

Gnter Grass German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor

Gnter Grass německ spisovatel, nositel Nobelovy ceny za literaturu, člen 'Gruppe 47'

Gnter Grass pisarz niemiecki, noblista

Gnter Grass saksalainen Nobel-palkittu kirjailija

Gnter Grass scrittore, poeta e drammaturgo tedesco

Gnter Grass tysk frfattare, manusfrfattare och poet

Gnter Grass tysk skribent, manusforfattar og poet

Gnter Grass tysk skribent, manusforfatter og poet

Gnter Grass tysk skribent, manuskriptforfatter og poet

Gunterius Grass

Gurasu, Gyuntā 1927-2015

Jun te Ge la si 1927-2015

Junte-Gelasi 1927-2015

Knoff, Artur 1927-

Knoff, Artur 1927-2015

Kŭrasŭ, Kwint' 1927-2015

Qnter Qrass

Γκύντερ Γκρας

Гинтер Грас

Грасс, Г. (Гюнтер), 1927-2015

Грасс, Гӱнтер

Грасс, Гюнтер, 1927-

Грасс, Гюнтер, 1927-2015

Гюнтер Грас

Гюнтер Грасс немецкий писатель

Гюнтэр Грас

Ґрас, Ґюнтер, 1927-

Ґрас, Ґюнтер, 1927-2015

Գյունտեր Գրաս

גינטר גראס

גראס, גינטר, 1927-

גראס, גינטר 1927-2015

جراس، جونتر 1927-2015

غونتر غراس

غونتر غراس، 1927-

گنتھر گراس

گنٹر گراس

گونتر، گراس, 1927-

گونتر گراس نویسنده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، و شاعر آلمانی

گوینتەر گراس

गुंटर ग्रास

गुण्टर ग्रास

ग्युंटर ग्रास

গুন্টার গ্রাস

ਗੁੰਟਰ ਗਰਾਸ

ગુંટર ગ્રાસ

கூன்டர் கிராசு

ಗುಂಟರ್ ಗ್ರಾಸ್

ഗുന്തർ ഗ്രാസ്

กึนเทอร์ กรัสส์

გიუნტერ გრასი

귄터 그라스

그라스, 귄터 1927-2015


ギュンター・グラス 1927-2015

グラス, ギュンター


君特・格拉斯 1927-2015

格拉斯, 君特 1927-2015


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