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The Resource Peeling the onion, Gunter Grass ; translated from the German by Michael Henry Heim

Peeling the onion, Gunter Grass ; translated from the German by Michael Henry Heim

Label
Peeling the onion
Title
Peeling the onion
Statement of responsibility
Gunter Grass ; translated from the German by Michael Henry Heim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
'Peeling the Onion' is an honest memoir that evokes Gunter Grass' modest upbringing in Danzig, his time as a boy soldier fighting the Russians and concludes with the writing of his masterpiece, 'The Tin Drum' in Paris.
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1927-2015
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Grass, Gunter
Dewey number
  • 833.914
  • 833.9'14
  • 833.914
  • 833.914
  • 833.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2613.R338
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Grass, Gunter
  • Authors, German
  • Biography
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • Autobiography: literary
  • Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
  • Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000
  • Modern & contemporary fiction
  • Literature: history & criticism
Summary expansion
Peeling the Onion is a searingly honest memoir that evokes Grass' modest upbringing in Danzig, his time as a boy soldier fighting the Russians and concludes with the writing of his masterpiece, The Tin Drum, in Paris. Grass' parents ran a corner shop, but his mother, whom he adored, encouraged him towards books and music. Like most of his peers, he joined the Hitler Youth and in 1944, when he was just 17, he was sent to the Eastern front with the Waffen SS and found himself facing Russian tanks and machine guns. Recovering from shrapnel wounds in a military hospital, he had the good fortune to be taken prisoner by the Americans. In the aftermath of the war, following a stint as a miner, Grass survived by trading on the black market and resolved to become an artist, eventually enrolling at the Academy of Arts in D?sseldorf. While living as an artist in Berlin with his first wife Anna, a ballet dancer, he started to concentrate on writing poetry. It was after the couple moved to Paris that the first sentence of the novel he had been determined to write and that would make his reputation came to him: 'Granted: I am an inmate of a mental hospital'. Peeling the Onion is the story of a remarkable life and is, without question, one of G?nter Grass' finest works
Label
Peeling the onion, Gunter Grass ; translated from the German by Michael Henry Heim
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BDZ0007625832
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
425 p.
Isbn
9781846550621
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Peeling the onion, Gunter Grass ; translated from the German by Michael Henry Heim
Publication
Control code
BDZ0007625832
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
425 p.
Isbn
9781846550621
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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