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Gunter Grass

'Youth Is A Lost Utopia'

The European | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

France’s literary enfant terrible, Frédéric Beigbeder, blames J.D. Salinger for his fear of old age. As therapy, he wrote a bold novel about etern...

My Dinner with Günter Grass

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 06.14.2015 | Books
Lee Daniel Kravetz

To suggest that Grass, who had, over his celebrated career, pushed his country to confront its Nazi past, was himself willingly affiliated with the Nazis was simply astonishing. For his part, Grass had denied affiliation, and continued to do so for more than half a century. Until now anyway.

Günter Grass: Writing Against the Wall

Louisiana Channel | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"In my understanding, literature acknowledges the times and its faults. And even when it tries to omit politics, even in a love story, if you look closely, politics plays a part."

Nothing Is Sacred

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Neither public servants nor clergy nor holy books nor heroes are infallible. Battling obscurantism does not mean we are saints of any kind. It means we will not accept a tyrant's bogus paradise, and are free to form our own words and images and make up our own minds.

10 Writers: On the Magic of Reading

Louisiana Channel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Louisiana Channel

Enjoy these 10 acclaimed writers as they reveal what the magic of reading is to them, and why they feel literature is so powerful.

Our Democracies Are Collapsing

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

The protest against surveillance is turning global. A list of leading authors from around the world have signed the petition "A Stand for Democracy in the Digital age." One of them: German Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass explains why.

Günter Grass: Facebook Is S***

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Writer Günter Grass on why he prefers remaining off line, working the old-fashioned way: "Literature for example -- you can't speed it up, when you work with it. If you do, you do so at the expense of quality."

Sore Winners, Sulky Losers and Sour Grapes of Wrath -- MLPC Author Gets the 2013 Prestigious Prize for Distinguished Non-Fiction

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

My Little Publishing Company plans to single-handedly bring back the prestige of literary prizes.

Berlin Book of Lists Excerpt: Top Five Novels Set in Berlin to Read While You're in Town

Pete Danko | Posted 02.12.2013 | Books
Pete Danko

"The dry Berlin wit sparing no one," writes Gunter Grass in The Tin Drum, and count that as a pop quiz: If you know, you know. If you've been on the other end of that dry Berlin wit sparing no one, you won't forget it.

If a Nobel Laureate Can't Speak Out, Who Can?

Christina Patterson | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Christina Patterson

Günter Grass may or may not be right to say, in his poem, that Israel's nuclear weapons are a threat to world peace. But he's right to say that the West's attitude to Israel, and its nuclear arsenal, involves an awful lot of hypocrisy.

The First Death of Günter Grass

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Here is a European writer, one of the greatest and most eminent, for he is Nobel prize laureate Günter Grass, who has nothing better to do than to publish a poem in which he explains that there is only one serious threat hanging over our heads: the State of Israel.

Gunter Grass Shouldn't Be Barred From Israel

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Alan Dershowitz

By misusing border controls to make a symbolic gesture of contempt against a writer, Israel's Minister of the Interior weakens his nation's otherwise strong case for excluding individuals who pose genuine threats to the physical security of Israeli citizens.