Dr Debbie Pinfold, Senior Lecturer, Department of German, University of Bristol
Günter Grass (1926-2015), arguably the most famous German writer of the post-war era, was author of The Tin Drum (Der Blechtrommel, 1959) and later novels. His birthplace Danzig (now Gdansk) in Poland, was the setting for The Tin Drum, which, in Ralph Manheim’s English translation, reached a world-wide audience, and was one of the first major fictional works to deal with the Hitler era.
Dr Pinfold will also discuss Grass’s later career in relation to the division of Germany, and its re-unification after 1990.
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