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Cuckoo in the nest

‘Light as a feather, free as a bird.’ Günter Grass starts this final volume of short prose, poetry and sketches… See the full story of Cuckoo in the nest on The Spectator.

Washington Post’s Best of the Rest

Elizabeth Lund of the Washington Post jumps from the latest by C.K. Williams to Günter Grass in her year-end synopsis of worthy reads. Both collections tackle death as their subject matters. More: Günter Grass, too, faces end-of-life questions in his final book, Of All That Ends (Houghton Mifflin). The book brings together poems, short prose […]

Tuesday New Release Day: King; Savill; Handke; Morris; Grass; Hustvedt

Out this week: Everything Love Is by Claire King; They Are Trying to Break Your Heart by David Savill; The Moravian Night by Peter Handke; All Joe Knight by Kevin Morris; Of All That Ends by Günter Grass; and A Woman Looking at Men Looking...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, proof that Lestat never dies, the son of a climbing legend has harrowing tales of his own, and Günter Grass speaks from the grave...

Wajdi al-Ahdal on Günter Grass

At Qantara.de 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.”

Postscript

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

2 years 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 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

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