Too Far Afield
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Too Far Afield by Gunter Grass
Book DescriptionFrom the Nobel Prize-winning author of My Century and The Tin Drum, a novel of broad historical proportions set in Berlin during the years of German reunification. Two old men roam through Berlin observing life in the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Wall in 1989. Theo Wuttke, a former East German functionary, is a keen observer and a gifted speaker. Ludwig Hoftaller is a mid-level spy whose loyalties shift with each new regime. Together, both men see what the future is bringing as they try to save what they can from the past and understand the meaning of being German. A complex and challenging exploration of what Germany's reunification will mean-for Germans, for Europe, and for the world-Too Far Afield is a masterwork from one of Europe's greatest writers. Written with the wit, fantasy, literary erudition, and political acerbity for which Grass is celebrated, it is a deeply human story laced with pain and humor in equal measure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780156014168
Paperback / softback
(230mm x 151mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Mariner Books
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gunter Grass
Of All That Ends, Hardback (December 2016)
The final work of Nobel Prize winning writer Gunter Grass a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, and living in the world"
Box, Paperback (November 2011)
A title that deals with questions such as: Was the enchanted camera a source of inspiration for their father? Did it represent the power of art itself? Was it the eye of God?
Tin Drum, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Gunter Grass
WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR On his third birthday Oskar decides to stop growing. Haunted by the deaths of his parents and wielding his tin drum Oskar recounts the events of his extraordinary life; from the long nightmare of the Nazi era to his anarchic adventures is post-war Germany.
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