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Grass, Gunter (Translated by Krishna Winston). THE BOX: TALES FROM THE DARKROOM. New York City, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New/As New.

Collection of intertwined tales. One of Gunter Grass' finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Gunter Grass' "Die Box" in a brilliant translation by Krishna Winston. "Eight adult children assemble over several months to recall memories of their father, a famous writer, and Marie, a photographer, whose pictures inspired his work. The children, born of several women, recall an emotionally distant father, moving from household to household, with some of the children not learning of their siblings until adulthood. The one constant was Marie and her miraculous box of a camera, an old-fashioned Agfa, that 'knew what had been and what was to be, and what people wish for'. The children, among them a photographer, a nurse, and an actress, now parents themselves, review their parents' turbulent relationships and their father's fame and constant work, and speculate on the magic wrought by Marie. Delivers a fictionalized, engaging, and meandering look at his own life through the eyes of his children" (Vanessa Bush). A "must-have" title for Gunter Grass collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of relatively few copies of the First American Ediiton/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Most copies available online are remainder-marked or have serious flaws. A scarce copy thus. Gunter Grass' "The Tin Drum" is widely regarded to be the greatest German postwar novel of the 20th century. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. One of the greatest living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GUNTER GRASS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0547245033. $30.00

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