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  • Published: 5 September 1997
  • ISBN: 9780749394851
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $29.99

The Flounder




KEY POINTS: * One of Gunters Grass's most famous and popular works. * Very striking jacket as part of Minerva's generic look for Grass's backlist. * Minerva's attractive repackaging of Grass will attract new readers to one of this century's most famous writers. * A core stock backlist item. * New book by Grass to be published in October 1997.

THE BOOK: 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 writers.

  • Published: 5 September 1997
  • ISBN: 9780749394851
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Günter Grass

Günter 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.

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