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Günter Grass

Günter Wilhelm Grass, Nobel Prize-winning German author, was born in Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) on October 16, 1927. His parents had a grocery store in Danzig Langfuhr. Download high resolution version (692x666, 178 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (692x666, 178 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded annually to an author from any country who has produced the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency. The work in this case generally refers to an authors work as a whole, not to any individual work, though individual works are sometimes... Napoleonic-era Danzig The Free City of Danzig (French: Ville Libre de Dantzig) was a semi-independent state established by Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars in years 9 September 1807– 22 January 1813/1815. ... The title given to this article lacks diacritics because of certain technical limitations. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... Events January 7 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London January 9 - Military rebellion crushed in Lisbon January 14 - Paul Doumer elected president of France January 19 - Britain sends troops to China February 12 - First British troops lad on Shanghai February 14 - Earthquake in Yugoslavia - 700 dead February...


Grass attended the Danzig Gymnasium Conradinum. Drafted into the Arbeitsdienst, he was wounded in 1945 and sent to an American prison-camp. In 1946 and 1947 he worked in a mine and received a stonemason's education. For many years he studied sculpture and graphics, first in Düsseldorf, then in Berlin. He also worked as an author and travelled frequently. He married in 1954 and since 1960 has lived in Berlin as well as part-time in Schleswig-Holstein. He took an active role in the Social-Democratic (SPD) party and supported Willy Brandt. Divorced in 1978, he remarried in 1979. A gymnasium is a type of school of secondary education in parts of Europe. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Prisoner of War camps Contents // Categories: Substubs | Prisons and detention centres ... Düsseldorf in Germany The Düsseldorf Coat of Arms Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,387,404 inhabitants (as of September 2004); down from 4. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,387,404 inhabitants (as of September 2004); down from 4. ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ... The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD – Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is the second oldest political party of Germany still in existence and also one of the oldest and largest in the world, celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2003. ... Willy Brandt (December 18, 1913–October 8, 1992) was a left German politician and Chancellor of Germany from 1969 to 1974. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ...


Grass became active in the peace movement and visited Calcutta for six months. This article is in need of attention. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ...


From 1983 to 1986 he held the presidency of the Berlin Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts). 1983 is an integer and composite number that represents a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the revolution of 1989-90, Grass argued for continued separation of the two Germanies, asserting that a unified Germany would necessarily resume its role as belligerent nation-state. He abandoned his mission of gradual socialist reform through the existing West German political institutions. Grass instead adopted a philosophy of direct action, similar to that advocated by the younger generation of 1968.


English-speaking readers probably know Grass best as the author of The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (film version by director Volker Schlöndorff). He received dozens of international awards and in 1999 achieved the highest literary honor: the Nobel Prize for Literature. His literature is commonly categorized as part of the artistic movement of Vergangenheitsbewältigung. The Tin Drum book cover The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) is a 1959 novel by Günter Grass. ... Volker Schlondorff Volker Schlöndorff (born in Wiesbaden, Germany on March 31, 1939) is a Berlin-based German filmmaker. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded annually to an author from any country who has produced the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency. The work in this case generally refers to an authors work as a whole, not to any individual work, though individual works are sometimes... Vergangenheitsbewältigung is a composite German word that describes the process of dealing with the past (lit: Vergangenheit = past; Bewältigung = management, coming to terms with, mastering). ...


Representatives of the City of Bremen joined together to establish the Günter Grass Foundation, with the aim of establishing a centralized collection of his numerous works, especially his many personal readings, videos and films. The Günter Grass House in Lübeck houses exhibitions, an archive and a library. For other uses, see Bremen (disambiguation). ... Statistics State: Schleswig-Holstein District: Independent city Area: 214. ...

Contents

1.1 Bibliography
1.2 English translations
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Comments on World War II

My literary and political work was mostly involved with this German guilt. But in all these years I have had the feeling that we should also speak about our own victims. (Gunter Grass talks to Tom Rosenthal about being in Dresden after the bombing) (http://195.172.125.151/03SPRING/grass.htm)
We did begin this, we Germans, with Coventry and Liverpool and London, but Dresden was also a crime. There was no military reason to bomb the city. (ibid.) (http://195.172.125.151/03SPRING/grass.htm)

Bibliography

  • Danziger Trilogie
    • Die Blechtrommel (1959)
    • Katz und Maus (1961)
    • Hundejahre (1963)
  • Örtlich betäubt (1969)
  • Aus dem Tagebuch einer Schnecke (1972)
  • Der Butt (1979)
  • Das Treffen in Telgte (1979)
  • Kopfgeburten oder Die Deutschen sterben aus (1980)
  • Die Rättin (1986)
  • Zunge zeigen. Ein Tagebuch in Zeichnungen (1988)
  • Unkenrufe (1992)
  • Ein weites Feld (1995)
  • Mein Jahrhundert (1999)
  • Im Krebsgang (2002)
  • Letzte Tänze (2003)

1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ...

English translations

  • The Danzig Trilogy
  • Four Plays (1967)
  • Speak out! Speeches, Open Letters, Commentaries (1969)
  • Local Anaesthetic (1970)
  • From the Diary of a Snail (1973)
  • In the Egg and Other Poems (1977)
  • The Meeting at Telgte (1981)
  • The Flounder (1978)
  • Headbirths, or, the Germans are Dying Out (1982)
  • The Rat (1987)
  • Show Your Tongue (1987)
  • Two States One Nation? (1990)
  • The Call of the Toad (1992)
  • The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising (1996)
  • My Century (1999)
  • Crabwalk (2002)

The Tin Drum book cover The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) is a 1959 novel by Günter Grass. ... Im Krebsgang (Crabwalk) book cover The German novel Im Krebsgang (2002) (English translation: Crabwalk), by Danzig-born German author Günter Grass (who had earlier received the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature). ...

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