Book #26701

New Poems - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Günter Grass
New Poems - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Günter Grass.
New Poems - 1st US Edition/1st Printing
New Poems - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; vi, 85, [5] pages
Publisher: New York: A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book / Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc., c1968.

A handsome first printing of the first American edition in fine condition in price-clipped dust-jacket, else about fine, signed by Nobel Laureate Günter Grass directly on the title page;

The second collection of Grass's poems to appear in translation contains poems that were mainly written in spring and summer 1966. The original German poems are on the left, the English translation on the right. Translated by Michael Hamburger, originally published under the title Ausgefragt.

Price: $590.00

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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