Leiden in Deutschland; Tagebuchblatter Aus Den Jahren 193 Und 1934
by Mann, Thomas
Los Angeles: Privadruck Der Pazifischen Presse, 1946. Limited Edition. Octavo. Signed by Thomas Mann. No. 114 of 250 limited copies.  90,  pages. German text; He became an expatriate from Nazi Germany and in America was given an appointment by the Library of Congress as Consultant on German Literature but it allowed him to live in Los Angeles. There he loved the mild climate but though he saw American initially as bulwark against Nazism as it defeated all that he hated in Third Reich but soon he let his distaste for the work of Joseph McCarthy and especially the work of the anticommunists of the era. He defended the Hollywood 10 and soon became persona non grata in the US. Yet is was back in 1946 when he wrote this small memoir in a limited edition printed by the Plantin Press of Los Angeles which reproduced in German his diary in Germany back in 1933 and 1934 in those days as Hitler had risen to power. Laid in is the receipt from Campbell's Book Store at 10918 Le Conte Avenue in Westwood Village. Their papers are in UCLA's Special Collections. The store was a literary haven for UCLA students and among their employees were Ralph Bunche, winner of the 1950 Nobel Peace Price and Jackie Robinson who worked part-time while playing all four sports at UCLA. Bound in pale blue paper covered boards backed in black leather lettered in gilt, just a tad bit of finger soiling. Very nice.
(Inventory #: 026035)
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