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When the nearly eighty-year-old Günter Grass published PEELING THE ONION, his memoir of his youth, there was a firestorm over the revelation that as a seventeen-year-old he... Read morePublished 4 days ago by R. M. Peterson
Peeling the onion is meant to imply turning back the pages of memory with the intention of facing the pluses and minuses of your past. Read morePublished 6 months ago by H. Peter Nennhaus
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 24 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