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Günter Grass

German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor

Günter Wilhelm Grass (German: [ˈɡʏntɐ ˈɡʁas]; 16 October 1927 – 13 April 2015) was a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor, and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature.He was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland). As a teenager, he served as a drafted soldier from late 1944 in the Waffen-SS and was taken prisoner of war by US forces at the end of the war in May 1945. He was released in April 1946. Trained as a stonemason and sculptor, Grass began writing in the 1950s. In his fiction, he frequently returned to the Danzig of his childhood. Grass is best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum (1959), a key text in European magic realism. It was the first book of his Danzig Trilogy, the other two being Cat and Mouse and Dog Years. His works are frequently considered to have a left-wing political dimension, and Grass was an active supporter of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). The Tin Drum was adapted as a film of the same name, which won both the 1979 Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1999, the Swedish Academy awarded him the Nobel Prize in Literature, praising him as a writer "whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history".
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series

1

The Tin Drum

1959 novel by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

1959

Cat and Mouse

1961 novel by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

1961

Dog Years

1963 novel by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

1963

works

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The Meeting at Telgte

1979 novel by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

1979

The Rat

1986 novel by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

1985

Peeling the Onion

2006 autobiographical work by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

2006

The Flounder

1977 novel by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

1977

Too Far Afield

1995 novel by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

1995

Crabwalk

2002 novel by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

2002

My Century

1999 novel by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

1999

Local Anaesthetic

1969 novel by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

1969

The Box

2008 autobiographical work by Günter Grass

author: Günter Grass

2008

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