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From the Diary of a Snail (Harvest Book; Hb 330)

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The German novelist's experiences campaigning for Willy Brandt provide a portrait of Grass the family man, writer, and concerned citizen, and a meditation on his nation's history and civilization's progress. Translated by Ralph Manheim. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.

Synopsis:

Gunter Grass, Germany's most famous literary figure, is also known in his country as a political speaker. In 1969 Grass gave close to one hundred election speeches for Willy Brandt's party, the Social Democrats. His family saw him only intermittently. In his snail's diary, he purports to explain, imaginatively as well as factually, why he felt impelled to devote himself to politics.

Along with his report on the election campaign, Grass tells the story of the persecution and exile of the Jews of Danzig, his childhood city. He also invents a fictional Jew — a school teacher nicknamed Doubt, a collector of snails — who becomes a brilliantly bizarre metaphor for his own political philosophy. What's progress? Grass asks, Being a little quicker than the snail ... and never getting there, children.

About the Author

G´┐ŻNTER GRASS was born in Danzig, Germany, in 1927. He is the widely acclaimed author of numerous books, including The Tin Drum, My Century, Crabwalk, and Peeling the Onion. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.

 

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9780156339506
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General
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Literary
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Literature
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Continental european fiction (fictional works
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Continental european
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Trade Paper
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Harvest Book; Hb 330
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15
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19760331
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English
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Yes
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310
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"Synopsis" by , Gunter Grass, Germany's most famous literary figure, is also known in his country as a political speaker. In 1969 Grass gave close to one hundred election speeches for Willy Brandt's party, the Social Democrats. His family saw him only intermittently. In his snail's diary, he purports to explain, imaginatively as well as factually, why he felt impelled to devote himself to politics.

Along with his report on the election campaign, Grass tells the story of the persecution and exile of the Jews of Danzig, his childhood city. He also invents a fictional Jew — a school teacher nicknamed Doubt, a collector of snails — who becomes a brilliantly bizarre metaphor for his own political philosophy. What's progress? Grass asks, Being a little quicker than the snail ... and never getting there, children.

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