Aus dem Tagebuch einer Schnecke.

[Neuwied & Darmstadt,] Luchterhand, [1972].

8vo, pp. 368; a very good copy in the original cloth with dust-jacket illustrated by Grass, light discoloration to extremities.


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First edition: an account of Grass’s travels as a campaigner for the Social Democrats and Willy Brandt in the 1969 election, interwoven with a story about Hermann Ott, a collector of snails, who takes refuge from the Nazis with a Kashubian who wants to become a German.

Wilpert/Gühring 38.

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