Book #22414

From The Diary Of A Snail - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim, Leonard Forster
From The Diary Of A Snail - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass, Ralph Manheim, Leonard Forster.
From The Diary Of A Snail - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1973.
ISBN: 0151338000

An attractive first printing of the first American edition in Fine condition in alike dust jacket. Signed on the title page by author and Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass;

First published in Germany in 1972 as "Aus dem Tagebuch einer Schnecke", Nobel laureate Günter Grass tells his family, imaginatively as well as factually, why he felt impelled to give himself unsparingly, body and mind, to the uses of politics. In 1969, Grass gave close to one hundred election speeches for Willy Brandt's Social Democratic Party; [viii], 310, [2] pages.

Price: $380.00

Author Bio

Günter Grass

The great German novelist, Günter Grass, died on April 13, 2015. He won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "frolicsome black fables [that] portray the forgotten face of history" and the Nobel Academy named him the "predecessor" of "García Márquez, Rushdie, Gordimer, Lobo Antunes and Kenzaburo Oe." Although his landmark 1959 novel, The Tin Drum, was initially rejected by his countrymen, it became an international success and launched his career. Grass became known as the conscience of Germany--a status that was later questioned when he disclosed his involvement during World War II.

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