Günter Grass, Haruki Murakami and the importance of national guilt
The death of Günter Grass – whose entire literary body of work was centred around the idea of coming to terms not only with his nation's but his own complicity in Nazism – and a statement by Haruki Murakami, that Japan must go on apologising and making ...
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The Guardian (blog)
tribute Grass A sunny tribute: “Günter Grass beside the Bristol Suspension Bridge. Originally sold in 1966 for 25p.” By myfroghospital/GuardianWitness. Finally, Jenny Bhatt put beautifully the reasons she's enjoying George Saunders's Tenth of December:.
Günter grass and the question of Jew-hatred
Jerusalem Post Israel News (blog)
On April 13, German novelist, poet, and playwright, recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature, Günter Wilhelm Grass, passed away. More than any other German, he epitomizes Germany's ambivalent attitude toward its past. Grass pried open Germany's ...
True legacy of Günter Grass
In a riveting scene in his novel The Tin Drum, Günter Grass depicts the infamous Reichskristallnacht pogrom of November 1938 as it was witnessed in Danzig by the central character, Oskar Matzerath, a hunchbacked, teenage dwarf. This is no conventional, ...