The meeting at Telgte


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Grass, G¸nter


Keyword(s):
Germany -- History -- Fiction.


Year:
1981


Pages:
147 p.


Publisher:
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
7177690


Label:
Box 18


Notes:
Uniform Title: Treffen in Telgte. English 21 cm. Translation of Das Treffen in Telgte./ "A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."/ Also issued online. G¸nter Grass ; translated by Ralph Manheim ; afterword by Leonard Forster. Book


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: PT2613.R338; Dewey: 833/.914


ISBN:
ISBN: 0151585881; 9780151585885 LCCN: 80-8749


Work type:
Fiction (fic)


Research notes:
Insert between front endpapers


Abstract:
"In 1647, as the Thirty Years' War was drawing to its close, a group of poets from all parts of Germany gather at the pilgrimage town of Telgte, for the purpose of strengthening the last remaining bond within a divided nation: its language and literature. They meet and part in disarray, yet manage to discuss their manuscripts with all the liveliness of friendship and force of rivalry, against a background of brutality and anguish...The fictitious meeting of 1647 is the replay of a real meeting of German poets and writers, known as Group 47, at the end of another devastating war three hundred years later"--Cover.


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