My Century
ISBN: 0156011417
EAN13: 9780156011419
Language: English
Publication Date: November 1, 2000
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.74" H x 8.00" L x 5.25" W
Weight: 0.90 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
In a work of great originality, Germany's most eminent writer examines the victories and terrors of the twentieth century, a period of astounding change for mankind. Great events and seemingly trivial occurrences, technical developments and scientific achievements, war and disasters, and new beginnings, all unfold to display our century in its glory and grimness. A rich and lively display of Grass's extraordinary imagination, the 100 interlinked stories in this volume-one for each year from 1900 to 1999-present a historical and social portrait for the millennium, a tale of our times in all its grandeur and all its horror.