Publish date: 2004
Pages no: 216
Edition language: Deutsch
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
, German Literature
, Nobel Prize
Günter Grass' (b. 1927) Im Krebsgang appeared in 2002, a late work, but one of the best Grass ever wrote. The "incident" at the center of this book is not well known - I learned about it only recently in the pages of Max Hastings' excellent Armageddon, The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945. In late J...
Gefiel mir eindeutig besser als vor 3 oder 4 Jahren. Dass es anstrengend zu lesen ist, bleibt trotzdem Fakt. ;)
Sobering historical fiction that examines the complex lingering impacts of Germany's experience as both aggressor in Europe and victim of Soviet atrocities during WWII. The book explores the reactions of 3 generations of one family affected by the sinking of the Gustloff, in which thousands, mainly,...
This is probably a minor novel by Grass, but still it's often breathtaking.I particularly liked the work of historic research that made the basement of the novel. Unless the tragedies of Titanic and Lusitania, quite a few people knew about the shipwreck of the Wilhelm Gustloff.The scene of the sunke...