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Author photo. German writer Günter Grass arrives at Günter Grass-Haus, a museum in Luebeck, Germany, for his 80th birthday celebration on Oct. 27, 2007.

German writer Günter Grass arrives at Günter Grass-Haus, a museum in Luebeck, Germany, for his 80th birthday celebration on Oct. 27, 2007.

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Günter Wilhelm Grass was born on October 16, 1927 in the Free City of Danzig, which is now Gdansk, Poland. He was a member of the Hitler Youth and at the age of 17, he was drafted into the German army. Near the end of the war, he served as a tank gunner in the 10th SS Panzer Division. He was captured by the Americans and forced to visit the newly liberated Dachau concentration camp. After his release from a POW camp in 1946, he worked in a potash mine and as a stonemason's apprentice and studied painting and sculpture in Düsseldorf. His first novel, The Tin Drum, was published in 1959. It was adapted into a film and won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1979. His other works included Cat and Mouse, Dog Years, From the Diary of a Snail, The Flounder, The Rat, and Crabwalk. He also wrote a memoir entitled Peeling the Onion. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. He was also a political activist and liberal provocateur. He advocated for environmental conservation, debt relief for poor countries, and generous policies regarding political asylum. He died on April 13, 2015 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Tin Drum 7,047 copies, 90 reviews
Cat and Mouse 1,908 copies, 19 reviews
The Flounder (Author) 1,270 copies, 18 reviews
Crabwalk (Author) 1,091 copies, 23 reviews
Dog Years 1,080 copies, 9 reviews
My Century 1,049 copies, 11 reviews
Peeling the Onion 831 copies, 15 reviews
The Rat 624 copies, 4 reviews
Too Far Afield 533 copies, 10 reviews
Local Anaesthetic (Author) 511 copies, 5 reviews
The Call of the Toad (Author) 366 copies, 3 reviews
The Meeting at Telgte (Author) 361 copies, 7 reviews
From the Diary of a Snail (Author) 272 copies, 2 reviews
The Box: Tales from the Darkroom 214 copies, 8 reviews
The Günter Grass Reader 123 copies, 1 review
Show Your Tongue 68 copies, 2 reviews
Four Plays 54 copies
Of All That Ends (Author) 53 copies, 3 reviews
Selected Poems 29 copies
Hochwasser (Author) 16 copies
Theaterspiele 14 copies
Gedichte und Kurzprosa (Author) 11 copies
Max: A Play 11 copies, 1 review
Ensayos sobre literatura 9 copies, 1 review
Linkshandig 9 copies
Inmarypraise 8 copies
New poems (Author) 8 copies
Gedichte (Author) 7 copies
Vatertag 6 copies
Totes Holz. Ein Nachruf (Author) 5 copies
Meine grüne Wiese 4 copies, 1 review
Oogst 3 copies
Onkel, Onkel 3 copies
Gleisdreieck (Author) 3 copies
Historie 3 copies
Poemas 3 copies
Die Blechtrommel (Author) 2 copies
Günter Grass 2 copies
Štakorica 1 copy
Lumbur 1 copy
Acuarelas 1 copy
MI SIGLO 1 copy
Nobel Prize Lecture (Author) 1 copy
1979 1 copy
1997 1 copy
Grafika 1 copy
Telling Tales (Contributor) 314 copies, 3 reviews
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (Contributor) 141 copies, 3 reviews
Deutsche Gedichte (Contributor, some editions) 130 copies, 1 review
Granta 42: Krauts! (Contributor) 123 copies
SF12 (Contributor) 116 copies
Granta 15: The Fall of Saigon (Contributor) 90 copies, 1 review
The Tin Drum [1979 film] (Original book) 71 copies, 4 reviews
Nobel Writers on Writing (Contributor) 14 copies

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