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FROM THE DIARY OF A SNAIL A Novel: Grass, GŁnter

FROM THE DIARY OF A SNAIL A Novel

Grass, GŁnter

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ISBN 10: 0151338000 / ISBN 13: 9780151338009
Published by HBJ, New York, 1973
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First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Boldly signed by Grass on the front flyleaf. Stated first edition, first printing with "BCDE" on copyright page (note: HBJ did not use the "A" from 1973-83; thereafter, they did). Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. Grass' autobiographical novel about German politics in the 1960's interlaced with memories of treatment of Jews in Danzig during the Hitler era. Grass won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. 8vo green cloth. Minor foxing to page edges, else mainly a fine copy in a bright, unclipped dust-jacket with only a few very minor nicks. A very nice overall copy. Bookseller Inventory # 27621

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Title: FROM THE DIARY OF A SNAIL A Novel

Publisher: HBJ, New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

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For Grass, the snail with its slow, prudent pace, becomes the symbol true progess, the progress Grass and the tiredly ploding men of his party are fighting for.

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Gunter Grass (1927-2015) was Germany's most celebrated post-war writer. He was a creative artist of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, graphic artist. Grass's first novel, The Tin Drum, is widely regarded as one of the finest novels of the twentieth century, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.

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