My Century
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My Century

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In a work of great originality, Germany's most eminent writer examines the victories and terrors of the twentieth century, a period of astounding change for mankind. Great events and seemingly trivial occurrences, technical developments and scientific achievements, war and disasters, and new beginnings, all unfold to display our century in its glory and grimness. A rich and lively display of Grass's extraordinary imagination, the 100 interlinked stories in this volume-one for each year from 1900 to 1999-present a historical and social portrait for the millennium, a tale of our times in all its grandeur and all its horror.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Harvest
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156011417
  • 9780156011419
  • 2,195,019

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"This is a man we can trust to lead us across the precipice of knowing with charm, sound judgment and a knowledge of where to stop before our intoxicated intellect deceives us once again.-San Francisco Chronicle
"Eco's ability to balance technical subject matter with broadly intelligible anecdotes and illustrations should make it valuable and pleasurable for anyone seeking a gallant introduction to the philosophy of language."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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