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Grass, Günter 1927-

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The tin drum by Günter Grass( Book )

281 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 5,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and who, as the novel begins, is being held in a mental institution. Willfully stunting his growth at three feet for many years, wielding his tin drum and piercing scream as anarchistic weapons, he provides a profound yet hilarious perspective on both German history and the human condition in the modern world
The flounder by Günter Grass( Book )

241 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 3,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based loosely on Grimm's The Fisherman and his Wife, this triumphant blend of folk tale and contemporary story takes place over the course of nine months, during which the wife of the narrator becomes pregnant and is regaled with tales of the various cooks the fisherman has met throughout his life. The emerging themes of the novel expose the periods when men made history and women's contributions went largely, in some cases gravely, unrecognized. Inventive, imaginitive and irreverent, this humorous, fundamentally brilliant novel highlights the value of modern-day myth and timeless legend
Local anaesthetic by Günter Grass( Book )

198 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 3,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starusch, a 40 year old teacher of German and history, undergoes protracted dental treatment in an office where TV is used to distract the patients. Under local anesthesia, the patient projects onto the screen his past and present with the fluidity and visual quality of the movies. A satirical portrait of social confusions
My century by Günter Grass( Book )

175 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 28 languages and held by 3,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred stories, each named after a year this century. In one, Erich Maria Remarque gives his views on World War I, in another former Nazis reflect on the good old days, while a third is on the fall of the Berlin Wall from a dead woman's point of view
Cat and mouse and other writings by Günter Grass( Book )

490 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 32 languages and held by 2,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een scholier probeert de aandacht van zijn grote adamsappel af te leiden door allerlei bijzondere prestaties
Too far afield by Günter Grass( Book )

117 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature tells the story of two old men in Berlin -- one a former East German cultural functionary, the other a former mid-level spy -- observing life in the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Wall in 1989. Grass weaves a deeply human story laced with pain and humor in equal measure
Die Blechtrommel; Roman by Günter Grass( Book )

422 editions published between 1874 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backcloth of National Socialism, [this novel] is told in the first person by the central figure, Oskar Matzerath, tracing Oskar's history, beginning with his grandparents, and finishing at his thirtieth birthday (1954). Oskar is a dwarf, whose passion is his tin drum, which exercises some of the power of the Pied Piper's pipe, and he possesses a voice which is capable of breaking glass of all kinds at considerable range. The magic of Oskar's voice is matched by his ability to arrest his growth, but here, as elsewhere, the book moves on two planes, for the adult burgher world believes that his failure to develop is due to a fall. The grotesque figure of Oskar is accompanied by a grotesque series of happenings throughout his life, especially the eccentric deaths of those around him ... Oskar is finally condemned for a murder he has not committed and placed in a mental hospital. Oskar's detachment from the normal world enables him to comment upon it, and the book presents a dry and ironic review of the history of Oskar's times from the standpoint of Danzig, which was his home [as well as the author's].-The Oxford Companion to German Literature
Dog years by Günter Grass( Book )

58 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel in three parts, beginning in the 1920s and ending in the 1950s, that follows the lives of two friends from the prewar years in Germany through an apocalyptic period and its startling aftermath
The meeting at Telgte by Günter Grass( Book )

176 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 2,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1647, as the Thirty Years' War was drawing to its close, a group of poets from all parts of Germany gather at the pilgrimage town of Telgte, for the purpose of strengthening the last remaining bond within a divided nation: its language and literature. They meet and part in disarray, yet manage to discuss their manuscripts with all the liveliness of friendship and force of rivalry, against a background of brutality and anguish ... The fictitious meeting of 1647 is the replay of a real meeting of German poets and writers, known as Group 47, at the end of another devastating war three hundred years later"--Cover
Cat and mouse by Günter Grass( Book )

61 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Headbirths, or, The Germans are dying out by Günter Grass( Book )

101 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai-récit (1980) qui, comme de coutume chez cet écrivain, décrit pour la pourfendre la bêtise érigée en système, dégrossie en idéologie et promue au rang de norme. Le déclin biologique et spirituel de l'Allemagne par le biais du refus de faire naître des enfants
Crabwalk by Günter Grass( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the Tin Drum takes on the worst maritime disaster in history, the sinking of a German cruise ship packed with refugees by a Soviet sub, a disaster that killed nine thousand people. Gunter Grass has been wrestling with Germany's past for decades now, but no book since The Tin Drum has generated as much excitement as this engrossing account of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. A German cruise ship turned refugee carrier, it was attacked by a Soviet submarine in January 1945. Some 9,000 people went down in the Baltic Sea, making it the deadliest maritime disaster of all time. Born to an unwed mother on a lifeboat the night of the attack, Paul Pokriefke is a middle-aged journalist trying to piece together the tragic events. While his mother sees her whole existence in terms of that calamitous moment, Paul wishes their life could have been less touched by the past. For his teenage son, who dabbles in the dark, far-right corners of the Internet, the Gustloff embodies the denial of Germany's wartime suffering. "Scuttling backward to move forward," Crabwalk is at once a captivating tale of a tragedy at sea and a fearless examination of the ways different generations of Germans now view their past. Winner of the Nobel Prize
The rat by Günter Grass( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major new work from Germany's greatest modern writer, this wildly imaginative yet superbly told novel revives some of Grass's most famous characters from his novels The Tin Drum, Headbirths, and The Flounder, as it tells the story of a female rat who engages the narrator in a series of dialogues convincingly demonstrating that the rats will inherit a devastated earth
The call of the toad by Günter Grass( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple from Gdansk has a unique idea for a business: selling cemetery plots in Gdansk to Germans who were exiled after WWII
Hundejahre : Roman by Günter Grass( Book )

180 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een voormalige Nazi, diens joodse jeugdvriend en een ironische idealist beschrijven hun jeugd in Duitsland voor de Tweede Wereldoorlog
From the diary of a snail by Günter Grass( Book )

130 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Schriftsteller reist 1969 durch die Bundesrepublik - und führt Tagebuch. Längst gehört der Wahlkampf von 1969 der Geschichte an. Viele Schriftsteller und Intellektuelle haben damals Partei ergriffen und Wählerinitiativen angeregt - allen voran Günter Grass. Jahre später hat er seine damaligen Tagebuchnotizen dazu benützt, seinen Kindern das Engagement für die SPD, für seinen Freund, den Emigranten Willy Brandt, und gegen den damaligen Bundeskanzler und ehemaligen Nationalsozialisten Kiesinger zu erklären. Das war nur mit Rückblicken in die Vergangenheit möglich
The box : tales from the darkroom by Günter Grass( Book )

42 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods and of their father
The plebeians rehearse the uprising : a German tragedy by Günter Grass( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two states--one nation? by Günter Grass( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Günter Grass( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gelasi, Junte 1927-

Ghrās, Ghūntir, 1927-

Girās, Gūntir, 1927-

Gkras, Gkynter 1927-

Gkrass, Gkynter 1927-

Gras, Ginter

Grâs, Gînter 1927-

Gras, Gi︠u︡nter, 1927-

Gras, Gjunter 1927-

Ğrās, Ğūntar 1927-

Gras, Gûnter.

Ġrās, Ġuntir, 1927-

Gras, Gynter 1927-

Grasas, G. 1927-

Grasi, Giunter 1927-

Grass, Gèunter

Grass, Ginters 1927-

Grass, Gjunter 1927-

Grass, Guenter

Grass, Guenter 1927-

Grass, Günter

Grass, Gunterus 1927-

Grass, Günther

Grass Günther 1927-....

Günter Grass

Gurasu, Gyuntā 1927-

Jun te Ge la si 1927-

Junte-Gelasi 1927-

Knoff, Artur 1927-

Kŭrasŭ, Kwint'ô 1927-

Грасс, Гюнтер, 1927-

Ґрас, Ґюнтер, 1927-

גראס, גינטר 1927-

جراس، جونتر 1927-

غونتر غراس، 1927-

گونتر، گراس, 1927-

그라스, 귄터 1927-

ギュンター・グラス 1927-

グラス, ギュンター

君特・格拉斯 1927-

格拉斯, 君特 1927-

The flounderLocal anaestheticMy centuryCat and mouse and other writingsToo far afieldDie Blechtrommel; RomanDog yearsThe meeting at Telgte