"A brilliantly realized story... At the deepest level, Mr. Grass resumes here the underlying theme of his famous first novel, 'The Tin Drum'--the survival of individual human qualities in this age of wars and state-directed politics." -- Stephen Spender, The New York Times Book Review Set in Danzig, Germany during World War II and centered on the narrator's vivid recollection of a boyhood scene, this marvelously entertaining, powerful and at times very funny narrative explores the serious undercurrent of what it means to be human in an age of wars and rebellions staged for the world's political theatre. As relevant today as it was when it was first written in 1961, Cat and Mouse was written directly after the publication of Grass's famous work The Tin Drum. "The strongest most inventic writer to have emerged in Germany since 1945. Much of what is active in the Germany of Krupp and the Munich beer halls lies in this man's ribald keeping." Commentary Gunter Grass was born in 1927 in Dang, Germany. A novelist, playwright, essayist, graphic artist, and poet, he is the author of numerous books including Too Far Afield, My Century, The Tin Drum, and Crabwalk. A Harvest Book Harcourt, Inc. 525 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101 15 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

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