“Today I know that all things are watching, that nothing goes unseen": First German Editions of Gunter Grass' Acclaimed Danzig Trilogy; Each signed by Him

  • Die Blechtrommel, Katz und Maus, Hundejahre [The Tin Drum, Cat and Mouse, Dog Years].

Die Blechtrommel, Katz und Maus, Hundejahre [The Tin Drum, Cat and Mouse, Dog Years].

$4,000.00

Item Number: 571

Darmstadt: Hermann Luchterhand Verlag, 1959-1963.

First German editions and true firsts of the author’s classic Danzig Trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth. Each copy is signed by the author. Each are fine in near fine dust jackets. A very sharp set, uncommon signed.

The Danzig Trilogy begins with the story of Oskar Matzerath and his determination to remain a child. He refuses to speak, only banging on his drum. The surreal chronology and characters give a nerve-wracking description of life under Nazi rule in World War II, and finally to postwar Germany in the 1950's. In 1979, The Tin Drum was adapted into a film which won the Palme d'Or, and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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