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Death and the Lover [Narcissus and Goldmund]
NY, Dodd, Mead, (1932). The first English translation of one of Hesse's major novels, which chronicles the unlikely, but ultimately complementary, friendship between a monastic ascetic and a sensual existentialist who is determined to live life to the fullest. Owner name and address stamped on both flyleafs, the final page of text, and the top and bottom edges of the text block; text block pulling from binding; cup ring to rear board; a good copy, lacking the dust jacket. An uncommon edition of what was considered, at the time of its publication, the major work by this eventual Nobel Prize winner; a different translation of this novel was published in 1968 as Narcisssus and Goldmund. [#033917] $450

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