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A paso de cangrejo

by Günter Grass

A través de tres generaciones investigamos el hundimiento del buque Wilhelm Gustloff en 1945. En la acción murió un gran número de civiles que huían del avance soviético. Ninguno de los dos bandos dio publicidad al hecho: los alemanes para no minar la moral de la población y los rusos para no difundir el asesinato de tantos inocentes. Una de las supervivientes da a luz a un niño a los pocos minutos de ser rescatada. Tiempo más tarde, este niño crecerá para dejar la Alemania oriental y pasar al oeste a estudiar Periodismo. Lejos de dedicar su vocación a esclarecer el acontecimiento, Paul se convertirá en un periodista mediocre. Será su hijo Konrad, un muchacho solitario, quien comience a destapar la verdad. LA CRÍTICA HA DICHO: "Es de lo mejor y más estremecedor que la literatura alemana de los últimos años puede ofrecer." Marcel Reich-Ranicki "Hay libros que son importantes. Libros que se dan importancia... y libros a los que se da importancia. A paso de cangrejo es el libro más importante desde hace tiempo de Günter Grass, premio Nobel de Literatura." Hellmuth Karasek, DER TAGESSPIEGEL "A paso de cangrejo vuelve a mostrar a Grass a la altura de su arte narrativo: divagador pero no charlatán; con ganas de pelea, pero sin obcecarse; pedagógica y políticamente comprometido con la Historia, pero no moralizante." Martin Halter, TAGESANZEIGER "... se confirma misteriosamente lo que Grass ha dicho siempre: quien reprime la Historia corre el riesgo de que, un día, vuelva a repetirse." Julian Schütt, WELTWOCHE "Sobre todo, ese libro plantea una pregunta sumamente actual desde el 11 de septiembre de 2001: ¿cómo evitar la violencia inspirada por un fanatismo político ciego?" Peter Mohr, HANNOVERSCHE ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG

The Box: Tales from the Darkroom

by Günter Grass

Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods, of growing up, of their father, who was always at work on a new book, always at the margins of their lives. Memories contradictory, critical, loving, accusatory they piece together an intimate picture of this most public of men.

Cat and Mouse

by Günter Grass Ralph Manheim

The setting is Danzig during World War II. The narrator recalls a boyhood scene in which a black cat pounces on his friend Mahlke's mouse - his prominent Adams apple. This incident sets off a wild series of events that ultimately leads to Mahlke becoming a national hero. The book describes Mahlke's experiences as a German schoolboy. He is an alarmingly eccentric individual with a physical deformity, a precocious virility, and an obdurate conscience. The story that Gunter Grass weaves about him and his friends Is hilarious, tragic... one of the unforgettable novels of the twentieth century.

Cinco decenios

by Günter Grass

Günter Grass narra cincuenta años de su vida, desde sus comienzos como picapedrero en Düsseldorf, en 1946, hasta la recepción del Premio Nobel de Literatura en Estocolmo, en 1999. Medio siglo de una actividad desmesurada --poesía, novela, teatro, esculturas, grabados, acuarelas-- que hace pensar si el verdadero genio no será en definitiva más que una inmensa capacidad de trabajo. Nunca había sido Grass tan autobiográfico y sencillo, ni se había mostrado tan accesible.

El gato y el ratón

by Günter Grass

El grupo de adolescentes que en el primer verano nadan hasta un barco semihundido y la convierten en mítica isla donde fantasear aventuras personales es el mismo que muy poco tiempo después, recién abandonado el pantalón corto, tendrá que ir al frente. El gato y el ratón es la crónica apasionada de unas adolescencias quebradas por la guerra, que les hace salir de su mundo juvenil para enfrentarse con la catástrofe de un entorno en conflicto y en descomposición.

Mi siglo

by Günter Grass

Grass dedica a cada año del siglo que ahora termina una historia y un dibujo. El autor habla en Mi siglo de los grandes acontecimientos, de aparentes banalidades, de descubrimientos científicos y técnicos, de eventos culturales y deportivos, de persecuciones y asesinatos, de las guerras y de las grandes catástrofes, pero también de los nuevos comienzos. Un vivaz y sorprendente retrato de este siglo tan rico en maravillas, pero también abundante en horrores

Peeling the Onion

by Günter Grass Michael Henry Heim

In this extraordinary memoir, Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass remembers his early life, from his boyhood in a cramped two-room apartment in Danzig through the late 1950s, when "The Tin Drum "was published.

La ratesa

by Günter Grass

Un hombre recibe como regalo de Navidad una rata enjaulada que le perseguirá en sus pesadillas y le acosará de día y de noche para profetizarle el fin de la especie humana. La Ratesa le hablará como si ese fin le hubiera llegado, como si las ratas -eternas compañeras del hombre a lo largo de la Historia- fueran ya las únicas supervivientes, el único rastro de vida tras el holocausto atómico

Show Your Tongue

by John E. Woods Günter Grass

A record of the author's stay in Calcutta from August 1987 to January 1988. A stunning document in Grass's own words and drawings.

Speak Out! Speeches, Open Letters, Commentaries

by Ralph Manheim Günter Grass

Political opinions of one of Germany's foremost novelists, poets, and dramatists -- Günter Grass.

The Tin Drum

by Günter Grass Ralph Manheim

The autobiography of Oscar Matzerath, who lived through the long Nazi nightmare and is detained in a mental institution.

The Tin Drum

by Günter Grass Breon Mitchell

The Tin Drum, one of the great novels of the twentieth century, was published in Ralph Manheim's outstanding translation in 1959. It became a runaway bestseller and catapulted its young author to the forefront of world literature.To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, along with Grass's publishers all over the world, is bringing out a new translation of this classic novel. Breon Mitchell, acclaimed translator and scholar, has drawn from many sources: from a wealth of detailed scholarship; from a wide range of newly-available reference works; and from the author himself. The result is a translation that is more faithful to Grass's style and rhythm, restores omissions, and reflects more fully the complexity of the original work.After fifty years, THE TIN DRUM has, if anything, gained in power and relevance. All of Grass's amazing evocations are still there, and still amazing: Oskar Matzerath, the indomitable drummer; his grandmother, Anna Koljaiczek; his mother, Agnes; Alfred Matzerath and Jan Bronski, his presumptive fathers; Oskar's midget friends-Bebra, the great circus master and Roswitha Raguna, the famous somnambulist; Sister Scholastica and Sister Agatha, the Right Reverend Father Wiehnke; the Greffs, the Schefflers, Herr Fajngold, all Kashubians, Poles, Germans, and Jews-waiting to be discovered and re-discovered.

Too Far Afield

by Krishna Winston Günter Grass

From Amazon: "Recent German unification is [. . .] likened to the inner development of one of its bureaucrats in this [allegorical] novel of Berlin after reunification. [. . .] Theo Wuttke, known as "Fonty" because he's obsessed with famous German novelist Theodor Fontane, is a former war correspondent now on his uppers as an elderly file courier in a government agency of the former German Democratic Republic. Blessed with an encyclopedic memory, Fonty often recites poems from different languages, to his co-workers' secret derision. Weary of life at the agency, he tries to escape Donce to Scotland, another time to Great Britain but a spy named Ludwig Hoftaller, himself an incarnation of a 19th-century figure and often called Fonty's "day-and-night-shadow," always finds him. Hoftaller's motivation is never made clear: perhaps fear that Fonty will leak German state secrets, perhaps loneliness, perhaps both. The past keeps impinging on the present; Hoftaller knows truths about marital infidelities in Fonty's past that keep Fonty from rebelling too forcefully. The two old men wander the streets of Berlin, each struggling with WWII guilt, as both of them had connections to Hitler's regime. [. . . ] Fonty does manage to escape eventually, his victory that of a profoundly human figure who embodies both the bitterness and the sweetness of an era's passing."

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