If Trump allows torture, we are all
Fresno BeeIf Trump allows torture, we are all torturersFresno BeeI suggest that Trump might benefit from reading books like “Night” by Elie Wiesel and “Tin Drum” by Gunter Grass. The torture used in Nazi prison camps, and the resultant guilt and shame of post-war Germans are clear examples of why we cannot let ...and more »
Posted on 2 February 2017 | 2:18 pm
Show how proud you are - Swindon Advertiser
Swindon AdvertiserShow how proud you areSwindon AdvertiserAs Gunter Grass said: “Homeland is something one becomes aware of only through its loss.” We live in a world where multitudes of people have been driven out of their homeland. That was bad enough but, oh! for those halcyon days, because now we've hit ...
Posted on 2 February 2017 | 3:31 am
Show how proud of Swindon you are (From
Swindon AdvertiserShow how proud of Swindon you are (From Swindon Advertiser)Swindon AdvertiserSO a new campaign has been launched with the aim of improving Swindon's reputation and promoting all that is good about the town, writes GILL…and more »
Posted on 2 February 2017 | 3:20 am
Without hope in eternal life, art loses a
Catholic Herald Online (blog)Without hope in eternal life, art loses a great source of creativityCatholic Herald Online (blog)The Nobel-winning writer Günter Grass, who died aged 88 in 2015, published a final book: Of All That Ends. It has just been translated into English, with a blurb telling us that Grass was Germany's “most celebrated post-war writer” and “a creative ...
Posted on 19 January 2017 | 5:46 am
Katja Lange-Müller erhält
NDR.deKatja Lange-Müller erhält Günter-Grass-Preis | NDR.de - Kultur - BuchNDR.deIn Lübeck wurde bekanntgegeben, dass die Schriftstellerin Katja Lange-Müller mit dem diesjährigen Autorenpreis geehrt wird. Dieser wird alle zwei Jahre im ...Literatur & Vorträge: Grass-Preis an Lange-Müller - badische ...Badische Zeitungall 2 news articles »
Posted on 13 January 2017 | 2:28 am
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
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
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.
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
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