Book #26679

The Tin Drum - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass
The Tin Drum - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass.
The Tin Drum - 1st US Edition/1st Printing
The Tin Drum - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [1-14], 15-591, [1] pages
Publisher: New York: Pantheon Books, c1962.

An attractive first printing of the first American edition in near fine condition, lightly sunned in dust-jacket with minor tanning to spine. Signed by author Grass on the half-title page.

Grass' famous autbiography of Oskar Matzerath, the indomitable drummer, thirty years old, detained in a mental hospital, convicted of a murder he did not commit. It is taken down with the aid of his tin drum - the chosen symbol of his way of life - which helps him to remember his checkered past. Translated by Ralph Manheim.

Price: $1,300.00

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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