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Wajdi al-Ahdal on Günter Grass

At Yemeni A Land without Jasmine-author Wajdi al-Ahdal recalls The intervention of a Nobel Laureate, when Günter Grass admirably stood up for him (and more). Not exactly a happy ending, but still.....

Margaret Atwood: By the Book

The author, most recently, of “The Heart Goes Last” met Günter Grass at a Cold War literary festival in Finland: “He thought I was either the secretary or the floozy, I’m not sure which.”


Just before he died earlier this year, Nobel winner Günter Grass completed his last manuscript, Vonne Endlichkait, “a literary experiment” that combines prose, poetry, and illustration. The book has just been published in German and will be available in English next year.

Posthumous Günter Grass

Günter Grass may be dead, but that's no reason why he shouldn't have more books coming out -- and, indeed, as DeutscheWelle reports, Günter Grass leaves a last farewell book (I'm not quite clear on how many first/other farewell books...Show More Summary

Germany farewells literary lion Gunter Grass

last yearArts : 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

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 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

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 >>

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