Germany -- History -- Fiction.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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
LC: PT2613.R338; Dewey: 833/.914
ISBN: 0151585881; 9780151585885 LCCN: 80-8749
Insert between front endpapers
"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.