New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.
A lovely copy with one or two tiny marks to book edge and slight yellowing to jacket, with minor chip from back top, otherwise fine and clean.
Grass's monumental and mythic account of the steady progress of European culture as seen through the eyes of an immortal talking fish and his human ear pieces.
Despite the parodies of every political system, it is the history of food and the perennial battle of the sexes that form the core themes of this hugely ambitious novel.
Wonderful jacket drawing by Grass himself.