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Günter Grass (16 October 1927 – 13 April 2015) was a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Grass was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland). In May 1945, after brief service as a teenaged soldier in the Waffen SS, he was taken prisoner by U.S. forces and released in April 1946. Trained as a stonemason and sculptor, he began writing in the 1950s. In his fiction, he frequently returned to the Danzig of his childhood.

Grass is best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum (1959), a key text in European magic realism. It was the first book of his Danzig Trilogy, which includes Cat and Mouse and Dog Years. His works are frequently considered to have a left-wing political dimension, and Grass was an active supporter of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). The Tin Drum was adapted as a film of the same name, which won both the 1979 Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Swedish Academy awarded him the Nobel Prize in Literature, praising him as a writer "whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history".

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The Tin Drum 0140023593 Book Cover

The Tin Drum

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$3.99 - $27.59

Katz und Maus 0156155516 Book Cover

Katz und Maus

Günter Grass

$4.99 - $23.19

Danziger Trilogie 1567310982 Book Cover

Danziger Trilogie

Günter Grass

$8.09 - $8.49

Hundejahre 0449203506 Book Cover

Hundejahre

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$5.19 - $33.72

Peeling the Onion 3423136553 Book Cover

Peeling the Onion

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$5.39 - $22.40

Im Krebsgang 057121651X Book Cover

Im Krebsgang

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$5.09 - $15.49

Telling Times 0312424043 Book Cover

Telling Times

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$3.69 - $16.63

Der Butt 0449241807 Book Cover

Der Butt

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$5.09 - $24.25

Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic 0886191246 Book Cover

Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic

Günter Grass

$48.79 - $51.19

Potkanka (The Rat) 0151759200 Book Cover

Potkanka (The Rat)

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$5.39 - $20.18

Örtlich betäubt 0151529574 Book Cover

Örtlich betäubt

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$5.19 - $16.26

Too Far Afield 0156014165 Book Cover

Too Far Afield

Günter Grass

$5.59 - $32.21

From The Diary Of A Snail 0156339501 Book Cover

From The Diary Of A Snail

Günter Grass

$5.39 - $16.26

The Günter Grass Reader 0156029928 Book Cover

The Günter Grass Reader

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$4.89 - $18.45

Zunge zeigen 3630866735 Book Cover

Zunge zeigen

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Unkenrufe 0156153408 Book Cover

Unkenrufe

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$5.79 - $15.49

Mein Jahrhundert 0156011417 Book Cover

Mein Jahrhundert

Günter Grass

$3.99 - $16.97

Granta 12: The True Adventures of The Rolling Stones B006U1MNGM Book Cover

Granta 12: The True Adventures of The Rolling Stones

Günter Grass

$19.21

Four Plays 043618785X Book Cover

Four Plays

Günter Grass

$12.49 - $16.26

Danzig 1939: Treasures of a Destroyed Community 081431662X Book Cover

Danzig 1939: Treasures of a Destroyed Community

Günter Grass

$8.79 - $10.09

Vonne Endlichkait 054478538X Book Cover

Vonne Endlichkait

Günter Grass

$9.69

The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising (Penguin Plays) 0156720507 Book Cover

The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising (Penguin Plays)

Günter Grass

$4.89 - $13.95

Die Box: Dunkelkammergeschichten 0547245033 Book Cover

Die Box: Dunkelkammergeschichten

Günter Grass

$5.29 - $14.77

Unterwegs von Deutschland nach Deutschland: Tagebuch 1990 0547364601 Book Cover

Unterwegs von Deutschland nach Deutschland: Tagebuch 1990

Günter Grass

$6.29

In the Egg and Other Poems (Harvest Book ; 352) 0156722399 Book Cover

In the Egg and Other Poems (Harvest Book ; 352)

Günter Grass

$5.99 - $14.75

Novemberland: Selected Poems 1956-1993 0156003317 Book Cover

Novemberland: Selected Poems 1956-1993

Günter Grass

$8.39 - $14.75

Das Treffen in Telgte 0156585758 Book Cover

Das Treffen in Telgte

Günter Grass

$5.29 - $12.95

Headbirths: or The Germans are Dying Out 0156399954 Book Cover

Headbirths: or The Germans are Dying Out

Günter Grass

$4.79 - $13.95

Poems of Günter Grass B0006E03LQ Book Cover

Poems of Günter Grass

Günter Grass

$36.59

Speak Out!: Speeches, Open Letters, Commentaries 0156847167 Book Cover

Speak Out!: Speeches, Open Letters, Commentaries

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$14.00

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