The Rat (novel)

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The Rat
Author Günter Grass
Original title Die Rättin
Translator Ralph Manheim
Country West Germany
Language German
Publisher Luchterhand
Publication date
Published in English
Pages 504
ISBN 3-472-86624-1

The Rat (German: Die Rättin, literally The Ratess) is a 1986 novel by the West German writer Günter Grass.


Janette Turner Hospital of The New York Times called the book an "exhilarating, exhausting, maddening, brilliant, funny and profoundly disturbing novel".[1]

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  1. ^ Turner Hospital, Janette (1987-07-05). "Post Futurum Blues". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-30.