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Too Far Afield Gunter Grass

Too Far Afield By Gunter Grass

Too Far Afield by Gunter Grass

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Although this novel (published four years before Grass won the Nobel Prize) ranges from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the following year's unification of Germany, the author's basic obsession is - through cryptic references and allusions - with the past two centuries of German history.

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Too Far Afield by Gunter Grass

Two old men roam through Berlin stopping to eat hamburgers at Macdonald's, observing life in the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the wall in 1989: Theo Wuttke, former East German cultural functionary and Ludwig Hoftaller - Wuttke's shadow - a mid-level spy who can serve the Gestapo or the Stasi with equal dedication. Grass writes with the wit, fantasy, literary erudition and political acerbity for which he is celebrated. This novel will stand as perhaps the most complex and challenging exploration of what Germany's reunification will eventually come to mean.

Too Far Afield Reviews

'Grass's novel is a perfect instrument for tracing echoes and parallels across German writing and history. No other German novelist could have pulled off such a feat.' The Economist

About Gunter Grass

Gunter Grass, born in Danzig, Germany in 1927, is one of Germany's most celebrated writers. A man of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet, playwright, essayist and graphic artist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1999. He died in 2015.

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Too Far Afield by Gunter Grass
Used - Very Good
Faber & Faber
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