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Gunter Grass

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Gunter Grass was many things. A distinguished author, a poet, a playwright, an illustrator, a sculpter and most notably a Nobel Prize Literary Award Winner. Born in Poland, in thr Free City of Danzig, Grass joined the German army as an Air Forch helper. When he volunteered for submarine service he was rejected, so he joined the Panzer Division. He was captured by the Allied Forces and was kept as a prisoner of war. On his release Grass took up work in a mine and learned the rudiments of stonemasonry. His studies took him to West Berlin where he continued with stone masonry and graphics, along with writing. Grass was a vociferous opponent to the construction of the Berlin Wall. Grass is most famous for his first book, The Tin Drum, published in 1959. Together with 'Cat and Mouse' and 'Dog Years' the three combine to form The Danzig Trilogy. This centres around the occupation of Danzig (now Gdansk) Peeling the Onion is a memoir of his life up to the publishing of The Tin Drum. Gunter Grass died on April 13, 2015 in L├╝beck, Germany from a lung infection at the age of 87.

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Peeling the Onion

Peeling the Onion

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This is a memoir by the author taking in his upbringing in Danzig, his presence in the German army and culminationg in the writing and publishing of The Tin Drum, his most acclaimed work.

Book Condition:
DW damaged and torn Hardback itself in Very Good Condition
Harvill Secker Hardback 2007 1st Edition
Book Weight: 535g

ISBN 9781846550621

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