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This is a thorough, evocative, honest, and creative search by the author of The Tin Drum, inter alia, regarding his life and times, commencing as a youth in Nazi Germany.Published 17 months ago by Pen Name
he was only a Caravaggio lover. maybe that is how he'd like to be introduced. he loved Caravaggio, and validated that by collecting little cards of the master's work you got when... Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Priyam
I read this book aboard an El Al flight to Israel, where those of us who knew and loved my mother were gathering at the cemetery in Beit Shemesh to dedicate the monument in her... Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by Helen Maryles Shankman
I first read Gunter Grass when he wrote My Century, and found him informative and entertaining, later read the Tin Drum, and he got me hook, so I will not miss this Peeling the... Read morePublished on August 25, 2010 by Cybercuichi
Grass is one of the great German writers of the 20th century, who won the Nobel Prize for literature. Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by CJA
While it probably isn't a great idea to choose a memoir by a writer you haven't read to be the first, especially when it's obvious from the start he'll be referencing events in his... Read morePublished on March 10, 2010 by Dallas Fawson
I was definitely expecting more from this book, as I have read several of Grass's fiction books and love them, but I was irritated by the vague questioning format, and bored... Read morePublished on October 23, 2009 by Alison E. Davis
Gunter Grass bears his soul in this haunting autobiography of his first 33 years. The uproar caused by his confession of being in the SS during the war detracts from the greater... Read morePublished on July 2, 2009 by mjmcc61