The novelist Gunter Grass died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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An important 20th-century German author, he is best known for his 1959 novel, The Tin Drum, which is a prime example of the European genre of magic realism. He was honored with the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature.
He and his sister grew up in a Protestant family in the city of Danzig. He married his second wife in 1979.
Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.
I have heard my fill of hurtful words. I think it’s especially egregious when citizens like me, who point out abuses in their country, are referred to as ‘do-gooders.’ This is how a phrase that can be used to stop an argument dead becomes part of common usage.
If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle – absolute busyness – then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy – and without consciousness.
Everyone is born into a certain era. I wouldn’t want to see anyone faced with the circumstances that prevailed at the time, when there were few or no alternatives.
I belonged to the generation that grew up under National Socialism, and was blinded and led astray – and allowed itself to be led astray.