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Sillanpaa, Frans Eemil
Sterben und Auferstehen [Signed]
Zurich: Coron-Verlag, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. A Fine, Superior, copy of the first edition, first printing, SIGNED BY FRANS EEMIL SILLANPAA on the page facing his Portrait [Text in German]; a commemorative book published to honor Sillanpaa's having won the 1939 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his deep understanding of his country's peasantry and the exquisite art with which he has portrayed their way of life and their relationship with Nature." [The true first edition of this book, offered here, should not be confused with the later revised edition (1970), or with later printings of such revised edition, which are rather easily found.] The book contains a section on Sillanpaa's Life and Works written by Dr. Olof Enckell, then Chairman of the Literature Department at Helsinki University, as well as Sillanpaa's acceptance speech, praise of him by the Nobel committee, excerpts from 2 of his most well beloved novels and more. Illustrated with 10 full page color illustrations. Copies of the book in its true first edition, as offered here, are quite scarce. Although the book was not called to be signed, this copy was nevertheless signed by Sillanpaa, making it a rare copy indeed. As Sillanpaa died in 1964, this book may well have been one of the last books he signed. This copy of the book came from the Estate of renowned dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. A beautiful, Fine, Superior, copy of an exceedingly scarce book with a notable Provenance, SIGNED BY FRANS EEMIL SILLANPAA. Quite Beautiful and RARE INDEED.
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