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Cat and Mouse Gunter Grass

Cat and Mouse By Gunter Grass

Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass


$11.99
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

To compensate for his unusually large Adam's apple - source of both discomfort and distress - fourteen year old Joachim Mahlke turns himself into athlete and ace diver. With a subtle blend of humour and power, Cat and Mouse ostensibly relates the rise of Mahlke from clown to hero.

Cat and Mouse Summary

Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass

To compensate for his unusually large Adam's apple - source of both discomfort and distress - fourteen year old Joachim Mahlke turns himself into athlete and ace diver. Soon he is known to his peers and his nation as 'The Great Mahlke'. But to his enemies, he remains a target. He is different and doomed in a country scarred by the war.

Cat and Mouse was first published in 1961, two years after Gunter Grass' controversial and applauded masterpiece, The Tin Drum. Once again Grass turns his attention on Danzig. With a subtle blend of humour and power, Cat and Mouse ostensibly relates the rise of Mahlke from clown to hero. But Mahlke's outlandish antics hide the darkness at the heart of a nation torn by Nazi violence, the war and its aftermath.

Cat and Mouse Reviews

Grass is one of the master fabulists of our age -- Michale Ratcliffe * The Times *
Grass is probably the nearest thing we have to a certain genius in living novelists -- Marghanita Laski
Grass is one of the few great writers in Europe today * Sunday Telegraph *

About Gunter Grass

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.

Additional information

GOR001288844
9780749394806
0749394803
Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
19970317
192
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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