New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965. 8vo. 570 pages. Original black cloth; printed dust jacket designed by Günter Grass. A near-fine copy, the spine gilt-lettering slightly age-toned; the jacket with a few small nicks at edges and a few small smudges, but generally near-fine. Item #410344
First American edition. Translated by Ralph Manheim. This is the third and last volume of Grass's Danzig trilogy (the others are The Tin Drum and Cat and Mouse). It consists of three chronological parts from the 1920s to the 1950s. Grass's syntax often parodies Martin Heidegger's philosophical syntax in 'Being and Time' which one of the teenage protagonists mocks.