First Edition of Gunter Grass' Too Far Afield; Signed by Him
Too Far Afield.
Item Number: 561
New York: Harcourt, 2000.
First American edition of this novel set mostly in and around Berlin shortly after the “fall,” in 1989, of the Wall dividing East from West Germany. Octavo, original gray boards. Signed by Gunter Grass on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated from the Germanby Krishna Winston.
Best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum, German novelist Gunter Grass was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of the most complex and challenging explorations of Germany's reunification, Too Far Afield is a deeply moving story relayed with both literary erudition and political acerbity.