First Edition of Gunter Grass' Die Vorzüge der Windhühner; Signed by Him
Die Vorzüge der Windhühner.
Item Number: 78905
Berlin: Luchterhand, 1956.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by Gunter Grass on the title page. In near fine condition.
German novelist Gunter Grass is the recipient 1965 Georg Büchner Prize, the 1999 Prince of Asturias Awards, and the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was bestowed on Grass for him "whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history." Die Vorzüge der Windhühner is Grass' first publication and marks the beginning of a highly influential career amongst the German-Swedish Academy and abroad.