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Die Blechtrommel. 3-vol. set (Complete)

Grass, GŁnther; Hubertus Giebe (Illustrator)

Published by Volk und Welt, Berlin, 1991
Condition: vg Soft cover
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1/1300. Illustrated wrappers over cloth with red lettering on spines and front covers. Set housed in original publisher's printed paper covered slipcase. Title pages in red and black lettering. Ribbon markers. Exquisite edition of Günther Grass' "Tin Drum", which was first published in 1959. The story revolves around the life of Oskar Matzerath, as narrated by himself when confined in a mental hospital during the years 1952-1954. Born in 1924 in the Free City of Dantzig (now Gdansk, Poland), with an adult's capacity for thought and perception, he decides never to grow up when he hears his father declare that he would become a grocer. Gifted with a piercing shriek that can shatter glass or be used as a weapon, Oskar declares himself to be one of those "auditory clairvoyant babies", whose "spiritual development is complete at birth and only need to affirm itself". He retains the stature of a child while living through the beginning of World War II, several love affairs, and the world of postwar Europe. Through all this a tin drum that he receives as a present on his third birthday remains his treasured possession, and he is willing to kill to retain it. This work is profusely illustrated with 37 b/w illustrations by Hubertus Giebe. Some age wear on slipcase with rubbing along edges. Spines of wrappers slightly age-toned. Text in German. Slipcase in overall good- to good, wrappers in good+ to very good, binding and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 29123

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Title: Die Blechtrommel. 3-vol. set (Complete)

Publisher: Volk und Welt, Berlin

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Limited edition.

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