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Germany farewells literary lion Gunter Grass

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Germany bade farewell to its literary giant Gunter Grass on Sunday at a memorial service for the Nobel winner, who died last month aged 87. His friend, US writer John Irving, gave the eulogy at the service in Luebeck's theatre, attended by some 900 family, friends and admirers, among them President Joachim Gauck and other dignitaries. Show More Summary

Günter Grass memorial

They held a Günter Grass memorial service in Lübeck yesterday -- see, for example, the DeutscheWelle report German literary great Günter Grass farewelled -- and John Irving gave the eulogy. He spoke (for the most part) in English, but so far I've only been able to find the German (and Spanish...) versions; I hope someone will reproduce the English original at some point.

Introducing Bibliopod, Maclean’s brand-new books podcast

We're adding a new podcast to our family. Join hosts Anne Kingston and Brian Bethune this week for frank talks on CanLit, Günter Grass and more The post Introducing Bibliopod, Maclean’s brand-new books podcast appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Silence is not Golden: the case of Gunter Grass

A darling of the Left who expressed horror at the crimes of the Nazi regime, while covering up his own membership in the Waffen SS.

Gunter Grass Was a Finger Wagging Scold

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

‘The Tin Drum,’ his masterpiece, was his only good novel. The rest of the time the late German Nobelist could hardly stop lecturing us long enough to tell a story.

Günter Grass’s Final Interview: Humanity May Be ‘Sleepwalking’ Into World War

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“We have on the one side Ukraine, whose situation is not improving; in Israel and Palestine things are getting worse; the disaster the Americans left in Iraq, the atrocities of Islamic state and the problem of Syria. There is war everywhere; we run the risk of committing the same mistakes as before; so without realising […]

Gunter Grass Warned of WW III in Final Interview

Germany's Nobel-winning author Gunter Grass said he feared humanity was sleepwalking into a new world war, in the last interview he gave before his death on Monday. "There is war everywhere; we run the risk of committing the same mistakes as before; so without realizing it we can get into a world war as if we were sleepwalking," he added. Show More Summary

5 Rememberances of Günter Grass

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Remembering Günter Grass, 1927-2015. News by Peter Derk As a tribute to author Günter Grass, who passed away yesterday, here are five things to remember him by. 1. Grass was a member of the Waffen-SS during World War II: What I had accepted with stupid pride of youth I wanted to conceal after the war out of a recurrent sense of shame. Show More Summary

Günter Grass, Nobel Prize-Winning German Author of ‘The Tin Drum,’ Dies At 87

The New York Times reports that Nobel Prize wining German author and critic Günter Grass 

My Dinner with Günter Grass

Most writers tell stories hoping that we'll remember them. Günter Grass wrote one hoping we would forget. My first assignment at Harcourt Publishers in 2006 came with an odd request. "Don't get Günter Grass anything," said the publicity director. Show More Summary

Nobel winner Gunter Grass warned of ‘sleepwalking’ into world war in final interview before his death

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Germany’s Nobel-winning author Gunter Grass said he feared humanity was “sleepwalking” into a world war in the last interview he gave before his death on Monday. “We have on the one side Ukraine, whose situation is not improving; in Israel and Palestine things are getting...

Günter Grass (1927-2015)

1999 Nobel laureate Günter Grass has passed away; see, for example obituaries in The New York Times and The Guardian. As one of the authors whose work I had read long before I started this site, little is under review at the complete...Show More Summary

Günter Grass dies at 87; Nobel-winning German novelist

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Günter Grass, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist who was an eloquent voice of moral outrage in postwar Germany but who stunned the nation with his 2006 admission that he had been a member of Hitler's Waffen SS, died Monday. He was 87.

Günter Grass, German author and Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Günter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of “The Tin Drum” and other novels that made him known around the world as the moral conscience of 20th-century Germany, a reputation that faltered when he belatedly revealed that he had served as a young soldier in Hitler’s SS, died on April 13 at a hospital in Luebeck, Germany. He was 87. Read full article >>

German Nobel-winning author, poet, playwright and sculptor Gunter Grass dies at 87

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Germany's Nobel-winning author, Gunter Grass, who acted as a moral compass for many in the postwar nation but later provoked criticism over his own World War II past, died Monday aged 87, his publishers said. The writer, one of Germany's...Show More Summary

The Greatness of Günter Grass

In 1982, when I was in Hamburg for the publication of the German translation of “Midnight’s Children,” I was asked by my publishers if I would like to meet Günter Grass. Well, obviously I wanted to, and so I was driven out to the village of Wewelsfleth, outside Hamburg, where Grass then lived. Show More Summary

Gunter Grass' 'The Tin Drum' a piercing work of literature and film

In his long and varied career Günter Grass worked as a novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, graphic artist, sculptor, public intellectual and social critic. Grass, who died Monday at age 87, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1999 but is most widely known for his debut novel, “The Tin Drum,”...

Newswire: R.I.P. Günter Grass, novelist and author of The Tin Drum

Günter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist who broke through on the international literary scene with The Tin Drum and whose stance as Germany’s “moral compass” was compromised in his later years, has died. He was 87. Grass was born...Show More Summary

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