SIGNED BY GÜNTER GRASS
GRASS, Gunther. The Tin Drum. (New York): Pantheon, (1962). Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $3200.
First American edition of the Nobel Laureate’s first novel and acclaimed masterpiece, boldly signed by Grass on the dedication page.
When Günter Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999, his first novel The Tin Drum was singled out for particular praise. The "publication of The Tin Drum meant a second birth for the German novel of the 20th century… It seems to stage the very march of history" (Nobel Prize Presentation Speech). Mark Van Doren praised Grass's masterpiece as "fearful and wonderful-horribly brilliant!" Translated by Ralph Mannheim. Preceded by the London edition of 1961; initially published in German in 1959.
Book fine; minor tape reinforcement, very light edge-wear to spine of scarce original dust jacket. A near-fine copy, scarce signed.