The Flounder : Book by Ralph Manheim

The Flounder

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ISBN: 9780749394851    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 1997     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 560        Language: English
Heralded by many as Grass's finest work, The Flounder was first published in 1977. Through the Flounder, taken from the fairy story The Fisherman and his Wife, Grass analyses the battle of the sexes with...Read more
Heralded by many as Grass's finest work, The Flounder was first published in 1977. Through the Flounder, taken from the fairy story The Fisherman and his Wife, Grass analyses the battle of the sexes with characteristic insight and humour. The Flounder is a rich and multi-layered novel, redolent with good food, laced with poetry and spiced with wit and humour. Enormously enjoyable - it is a major work by one of this century's greatest write
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About the author: Ralph Manheim
Gunter Grass, born in Danzig in 1927, is Germany's most celebrated contemporary writer. He is a creative artist of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet,... Read more
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. Breon Mitchell's translations include works by Franz Kafka, Heinrich Boll, and many othe He is the recipient of several awards for literary translation, he is Professor of Germanic Literature at Indiana University, and Director of the Lilly Library.
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A masterpiece by one of the most gifted and original of contemporary writers. It is a book that will repay study and rereading. Only a churlish, insular reader could fail to respond to its bold and...Read more
A masterpiece by one of the most gifted and original of contemporary writers. It is a book that will repay study and rereading. Only a churlish, insular reader could fail to respond to its bold and exhilarating historical sweep, its poetic celebration of food and the arts of cooking" New Statesman "Grass spices his potent brew with a juicy concoction of tales and anecdotes, and a rich, Rabelaisian humour" Daily Telegraph "I know of no one else capable of writing anything like it" Sunday Times "Grass is one of the few great writers in Europe today" Sunday Telegraph
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