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Peeling the onion

Author: Günter Grass; Michael Henry Heim
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass remembers his early life, from his boyhood in a cramped two-room apartment in Danzig through the late 1950s, when The Tin Drum was published. During the Second World War, Grass volunteered for the submarine corps at the age of fifteen but was rejected; two years later, in 1944, he was instead drafted into the Waffen-SS. Taken prisoner by American forces as he was recovering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Günter Grass; Günter Grass
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Günter Grass; Michael Henry Heim
ISBN: 9780151014774 0151014779
OCLC Number: 85830831
Description: 425 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Skins beneath the skin --
Encapsulations --
His name was Wedontdothat --
How I learned fear --
Guests at table --
At and below the surface --
The third hunger --
How I became a smoker --
Berlin air --
While cancer, soundless --
The wedding gifts I received.
Other Titles: Beim Häuten der Zwiebel.
Responsibility: Günter Grass ; translated from German by Michael Henry Heim.
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Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass remembers his early life, from his boyhood in a cramped two-room apartment in Danzig through the late 1950s, when The Tin Drum was published. During the Second World War, Grass volunteered for the submarine corps at the age of fifteen but was rejected; two years later, in 1944, he was instead drafted into the Waffen-SS. Taken prisoner by American forces as he was recovering from shrapnel wounds, he spent the final weeks of the war in an American POW camp. After the war, Grass resolved to become an artist and moved with his first wife to Paris, where he began to write the novel that would make him famous. Full of the bravado of youth, the rubble of postwar Germany, the thrill of wild love affairs, and the exhilaration of Paris in the early fifties, this book reveals Grass at his most intimate.--From publisher description.

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