Berlin: Galerie Andre; Anselm Dreher, 1978/80. First trade edition. Paperback. SIGNED. 295pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Black and white photographically illustrated casebound wraps. The wraps show light wear, and the rear wrap is just a trifle yellowed and soiled. German text. Signed by Günter Grass on the title page. Very good +. Item #48589
A catalogue raissoné presenting 146 etchings relating to The Flounder. "I am always drawing, even when I'm not drawing, when I'm writing, cooking, making love or deliberately doing nothing. Drawing is condensed expression. Long before I wrote the fairy tale of 'The Flounder' as a 700 page novel, I had drawn a big flat fish with a brush, with etching tool, with charcoal and with soft pencil. Only then, did it take shape in words... the etching, without being illustrations, formed part of theme of the epic material." - Günter Grass.