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  'Legends are born in October', or are they?
Free Press Journal (blog)'Legends are born in October', or are they?Free Press Journal (blog)No wonder Gunter Grass (October 16, 1927), Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854) and Friedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844) were born in this month. There are quite a lot of great writers and poets born in this month: Graham Greene, Anne Rice, Harold Pinter, ...
Posted on 7 October 2017 | 7:50 pm
  BWW Review: THE TIN DRUM, Everyman Theatre,
BWW Review: THE TIN DRUM, Everyman Theatre, LiverpoolBroadway WorldBWW Review: THE TIN DRUM, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Disjointed. Chaotic. Haunting. The Tin Drum is a chilling tale that resonates in so many eras of society. Based on the 1959 novel Die Blechtrommel by Günter Grass, Kneehigh's production tells the ...
Posted on 7 October 2017 | 8:24 am
  Blackpool author's dream takes flight thanks
Blackpool GazetteBlackpool author's dream takes flight thanks to starlings and North PierBlackpool Gazette... who worked for The Gazette for 23 years, has been writing fiction since the age of 14 and draws his inspiration from the magical realism genre from the likes of Midnight's Children writer Salman Rushdie, Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell and Gunter ...
Posted on 6 October 2017 | 9:29 am
  The Tin Drum review – Kneehigh turn
The GuardianThe Tin Drum review – Kneehigh turn Grass's fable into chaotic ...The GuardianAttempting to be heard in a world being swallowed by darkness … Kneehigh's production of The Tin Drum at Everyman, Liverpool. Photograph: Steve Tanner.Viva la complexity - The Tin Drum at the Liverpool Everyman ...Purple Revolverall 2 news articles »
Posted on 6 October 2017 | 4:14 am
  German elections: The long-term impact of
The Jerusalem Post mobile websiteGerman elections: The long-term impact of the pastThe Jerusalem Post mobile websiteThe “liberal” German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung published a hate poem in 2012 by the Nobel Prize winner in literature, Günter Grass. He claimed that Israel was aiming to commit genocide against the Iranian people with nuclear bombs. This was one of the ...
Posted on 5 October 2017 | 11:48 am
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  T.C Boyle examines complexity of American
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio RELATED LINKS Why Scott Simon shared his mother’s death with an unseen audience Poet’s novel turns young sports lovers into book lovers How do we keep arts vital in an age of online entertainment? JUDY WOODRUFF: Now we turn to books and to the latest addition on the NewsHour Bookshelf. T.C. Boyle has just published his 15th novel. In “The Harder They Come,” he ...
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 5:18 pm
  The Evergreen Review to be rebooted by O/R
During its short print life, from 1957-1973, The Evergreen Review published a striking lineup of literary luminaries: Jean-Paul Sartre, Vladimir Nabokov, William Burroughs, Marguerite Duras, John Rechy, Jean Genet, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Jorge Luis Borges, Norman Mailer, Amiri...
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 12:44 pm
  The Leipzig Book Fair, Germany's oldest,
The Leipzig Book Fair, a favourite of writers and readers far and wide, has grown into Europe’s biggest reading fest
Posted on 21 March 2015 | 4:05 pm
  Guest Blog: Krautrock and my abiding love of
This week the inmates are running the asylum. You will remember that I asked people to Right This Blog! Here's Grant McDougall with a look at his abiding love of Krautrock .
Posted on 18 March 2015 | 5:49 pm
  Former book-prize boss sentence cut
(ANSA) - Turin, March 17 - One of Italy's best-known intellectuals and the former president of the prestigious Grinzane Cavour book prize on Tuesday had a 2013 conviction for embezzlement of public funds cut on appeal from 14 and a half years to eight years and three months in prison.
Posted on 17 March 2015 | 8:37 am
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  Whither Germany?
So what happened to this prosperous symbiotic relationship? Germany’s greatest cultural icons are arguably Luther, Goethe, Wagner and more recently Gunter Grass who posed as the ‘post-war conscience of Germany’. While Luther ‘s hatred of Jews was ...
Posted on 12 August 2015 | 11:02 pm
  Died winner of Nobel Gunter grass
German writer, owner of Nobel prize winner gц╪nter grass died 13 April. He was 87 years old. Debut novel grass's "the Tin drum" was released in 1959. The eponymous film adaptation of this novel has received the main prize at the Cannes film festival ...
Posted on 9 August 2015 | 10:00 am
  Gunter Grass warned of 'sleepwalking' into
Madrid (AFP) - 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 ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 11:44 pm
  Gunter Grass' 'The Tin Drum' a piercing work
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 ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 9:12 am
  Sources: Gunter Grass 'Invented' Story Pope
After news Monday of the death of Nobel laureate Gunter Grass at age 87, the international press recalled the man universally considered by the post-war world as Germany's best-known novelist. But one dramatic claim of Grass that was widely reported in ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 8:47 am
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  SlaughtervilleM: RT @NARandall1:
SlaughtervilleM: RT @NARandall1: #greatopeninglines THE TIN DRUM by Gunter Gr@*! #mustread "Granted: I am an inmate of a mental ins*#&%ute" https://t.co/yb…
Posted on 17 October 2017 | 1:42 pm
  LegatWriter: RT @NARandall1:
LegatWriter: RT @NARandall1: #greatopeninglines THE TIN DRUM by Gunter Gr@@&& #mustread "Granted: I am an inmate of a mental ins@&@%ute" https://t.co/yb…
Posted on 17 October 2017 | 1:42 pm
  osamigosdealex: RT @dean_frey: On sorrow
osamigosdealex: RT @dean_frey: * sorrow floats laughter. Gunter Gr*#@ was born * this day in 1927. Alec Soth, 2004 https://t.co/4IP0mZyu6D
Posted on 17 October 2017 | 1:42 pm
  NARandall1: #greatopeninglines THE TIN DRUM
NARandall1: #greatopeninglines THE TIN DRUM by Gunter Gr# #mustread "Granted: I am an inmate of a mental ins!ute" https://t.co/ybHQy8iLb0
Posted on 17 October 2017 | 1:42 pm
  BenSteelmanSN: Birthday of German author
BenSteelmanSN: Birthday of German author Gunter Gr!** ("The Tin Drum"). https://t.co/a44lHomtlu
Posted on 17 October 2017 | 1:42 pm
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  Resolved Question: Why all the fuss about
Why is no-one bringing to light the fact that the German poet Gunter Grass is not allowed to enter Israel on the grounds that he was a Nazi and was in the S.S and thus is not allowed to enter Israel under an Israeli law that dates back to 1952. Why is everyone claiming its because he wrote a poem critical of Israel relating to the Israel/Iran situation at the minute?
Posted on 13 April 2012 | 10:51 am
  Resolved Question: Should Gunter Grass
Gunter Grass served in his youth for Hitler's Waffen-SS in Nazi Germany and eventually was caught and locked up in an American prisoner camp. He, while winning the nobel prize for literature in 1999 an praised for many other 'intellectual' stuff, only admitted these facts in 2006 while he critized before this time many other Nazi's for their part in the war. Many people all over Europe were furious especially when he himself became angered on people criticizing him for his SS-past. A few days ago Gunter Grass published in many newspapers all over the world a critizing article on Israel stating that not Iran but Israel is the real danger. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/04/gunter-grass-poetry-attack-israel The reaction on his article were mixed. The German politicians tried to distance themselves from his words but criticized Israel for denying Grass' acces to Israel (while every former member of the SS isn't allowed to enter by Israeli law). Especially Grass' defense was received all over Europe with mixed feelings because he stated that he expected to be called anti-semitic because of his nationality (while almost everyone knew that Grass would be criticized because of his membership with the SS and not his nationality). Grass responded that his words were only ment ment for the current Israeli government. Other German people shouted that the German people also should be allowed to criticize Israel despite their bloody history during the Second World War (while for many Europeans it was not the question that a German critized Israel but that a former member of the Waffen-SS published these words). So in Europe it became a debate if a once moral example, fallen deeper and deeper after his admittance that he joined the SS, should ever stated words like these on Israel. And in Germany it became a debate if a German should criticize Israel or not (because of his weak defense). ---- What is your opinion on this very important debate? My opinion is that a German nowadays should be carefull what to say on Israel but should speak his mind if somethings bothers him within a reasonable context ofcource. But as a former member of the Waffen-SS Gunter Grass should know better and that's why he has to withdraw his words in my opinion or accept that people doubt his real intentions.
Posted on 10 April 2012 | 12:42 pm
  Resolved Question: Are Arabs/Muslims happy
He seemed to have spoken their mind which is filled with hatred for Jews and looks for every opportunity to cause another holocaust
Posted on 10 April 2012 | 8:45 am
  Resolved Question: Are reports true,Zionist
Shalom http://news.yahoo.com/gunter-grass-says-israel-plotting-wipe-iran-004758523.html
Posted on 4 April 2012 | 9:02 pm
  Resolved Question: What is "The Tin
The book is really confusing and I need to know for English. Can you please explain the summary/theme/plot of the story? And what does the "Tin Drum" represent in Oskar's life? And what is the theme? Thanks PLEASE, IF YOU READ BEFORE, INCLUDE THE THEME AND WHAT THE TIN DRUM PORTRAYS
Posted on 5 March 2012 | 8:12 pm



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