Harcourt Books, 2000, Soft cover, Book Condition: As New, 1st
280 pages. An excellent copy and is in AS NEW condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the cover is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: Perhaps it's fitting that the 1999 winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Günter Grass, should be the one to see the old millennium out in style. His My Century is comprised of 100 short chapters, one for each year of the 20th century, each told by a different narrator. And of course, since Grass is German, the century he refers to is German, as well--a fact that could prove a little daunting to readers not familiar with the intricacies of that country's history. "1900", for example, throws us smack in the middle of the Chinese Boxer Rebellion from a German soldier's point of view. "1903" jumps us into the head of a young student who, clad in a new straw boater, admires the first Zeppelin, buys a copy of Thomas Mann's latest book, Buddenbrooks and attends the launching of the world's largest ship, Imperator, among other historical events. "1904" is concerned with a miners' strike and "1906" is all about German/Moroccan foreign relations and so on. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Historical; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780156011419. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002324.