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Günter Grass.

Günter Wilhelm Grass (born 16 October 1927 in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland)) is a German writer and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.


Grass was born in Danzig in 1927 and went to school there. In the World War II he had to serve in the military, afterwards he was a prisoner of war of the U.S. army. In 1945 and 1946 he worked as a stonemason. From 1946 he studied arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Universität der Künste in West Berlin. He was a member of the German group of writers known as group 47. He has lived in North Rhine-Westphalia, Berlin and Schleswig-Holstein. He now lives in Lübeck. In 1959 he published The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), his most famous work. Grass has always been interested in politics and helped in the election campaigns of the SPD. He was a friend of Willy Brandt. Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1999.


  • Danziger Trilogie
    • Die Blechtrommel (Tin Drum) (1959)
    • Katz und Maus (Cat and Mouse)(1961)
    • Hundejahre (Dog Years)(1963)
  • Örtlich betäubt (Local Anaesthetic) (1969)
  • Aus dem Tagebuch einer Schnecke (From the Diary of a Snail) (1972)
  • Der Butt (1979)
  • Das Treffen in Telgte (1979)
  • Kopfgeburten oder Die Deutschen sterben aus (1980)
  • Die Rättin (1986)
  • Zunge zeigen. Ein Tagebuch in Zeichnungen (1988)
  • Unkenrufe (1992)
  • Ein weites Feld (1995)
  • Mein Jahrhundert (1999)
  • Im Krebsgang (2002)
  • Letzte Tänze (2003)

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