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Peeling the Onion has ratings and reviews. In this extraordinary memoir, Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass remembers his early life, from his. Günter Grass’s memoir was published last summer in Germany to a chorus of controversy over the author’s service in the Waffen SS. But now. Peeling the Onion – Günter Grass – Books – Review JULY 8, When pestered with questions, memory is like an onion that wishes to be.

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This makes it even more miraculous; how many among us could take the events of our own lives and shape them into a metaphor for a whole country? Neste ppeeling Grass confessa-se.

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After the war, Grass resolved to become an gdass and moved with his first wife to Paris, where he began to write the novel that would make him famous. Here, he is frank and open about his unquestioning attitude to the nazi leadership and the culture of repression and intolerance in which he came of age.

Shortly thereafter, as a teenager, he was part of the Waffen SS. Normal metrics distort and blur. I suffer from being human myself. Published June 25th by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt first published That part of this book, the firs I’m not a massive fan of Grass the novelist. Here was a guy who did tthe all, and has to face the fact, again and again, that for a bit, he w The modern American memoir has decayed into mawkish, simpering shopworn confessionalism– the sort of thing that was embarrassing back when Sylvia Plath scrawled thd, Daddy, you bastard I’m through,” and now is almost beneath reproach.


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Anyway, Peelnig read so much, as have we all, about the suffering of Jews and other groups during the WW2 and peeeling lead-up, and have long been curious to read about Grass’s experience on the other side. I’m not a massive fan of Grass the novelist. During the German unification process in he argued for separation of the two states, because he thought a unified Germany would resume its past aggression. Yes, he, along with most of Germany, happily supported Hitler.

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Dec 07, Helen rated it really liked it Shelves: In some parts I’m saddened because he has abandoned his belief in a personal God with finality. We try to hide it. Things that left their mark. It makes for fascinating reading, often about love, politics and social issues, but most of all about regret: Frass compulsion of Grass’s story comes from the way he deliberately flaunts its unreliability.

One has the sense that the author is talking of himself almost objectively, in the third person, a trick he uses in The Tin Drum. I was intrigued by the life described by Grass in post-war Germany, from its bombed-out, black market-ridden blight in to the flourishing of art, material wealth and order that quickly followed despite the occupation by Allied forces and the partitioning of the country into East and West.

It tends to hold forth, to dress up, often needlessly. One of the best I have read this year. When Herr Grass acknowledged that he’d been in the SS, my knees did feel weak.


He is nicknamed ‘wedontdothat’; this the only explanation he will utter as he is repeatedly beaten and punished.

The lance-corporal has another function. E o mesmo se pode dizer de a “Rosebud” de O. We end up with contradictions. He says of his writing: This annoyed me; the last third of the book feels purposeless. There was much interest in and discussion of this admission, and the book was even brought to market early because of vunter intense demand.

Grass was admittedly young 16 and a participant for only gynter bumbling week during which he seems to have forgotten pretty much everything that happened. That being said, he’s not that apologetic. Un compiacimento lessicale a volte stucchevole; altre disgustoso. I was moved by his memoir. As another reviewer said here, a literary master like Grass can easily attempt to manipulate his readers into sympathizing with him and forgiving him.

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Born in Danzig now Gdansk, Poland. We referred to Brecht’s poem “Germany, pale mother” and added that Fassbinder had used the words as the title for a film. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the gass of the reviewers. Autobiografical Trilogy 3 books.

I am lost in my reading. He was a POW, worked for a tombstone company, then a sculptor.