Title Dog Years.
Book Condition Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy.
Edition A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. First Edition. Originally published in Germany under the title Hundejahre.
Publisher Harcourt, Brace & World, New York: 1965..
Seller ID 67357X1
In this ferocious novel of the Hitler years, Grass tells a brilliant, bizarre and savage tale of "the love-hate and blood brotherhood of Nazi and Jew. It is told in three parts. Herr Brauxel, the owner of a mine, tells the "Morning Shifts," an account of the early years of the two main figures, the half-Jew Eduard Amsel and his friend and blood brother Walter Matern. The Vistula, with its cargo of history, runs through their exploits. So does the dog Senta, who will whelp Harras, who in turn will sire the black shepherd Prinz, the Fuhrer's favorite dog. "The strongest, most inventive writer to have emerged in Germany since 1945...." - George Steiner, Commentary. Translated into English from the German by Ralph Manheim.
(Key Words: Gunther Grass, Nobel Prize Winners, German Literature, Fiction, Novels, Nazis, World War II, Jews, Love, Hate, Dogs, World War Two).