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.
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Gunter Grass, born in Danzig in 1927, is Germany's most celebrated contemporary writer. He is a creative artist of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, graphic artist. Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110151161003
Book Description Harcourt, Brace & World. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0151161003 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0064343
Book Description Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0151161003