We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Tue 14 Apr 2015 12:54 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

Gunter Grass: The voice of a generation

Best known around the world for his novel "The Tin Drum," the German Nobel literature winner Gunter Grass died at the age of 87.

Gunter Grass: The voice of a generation
A picture taken in Paris at French Socialist Party headquarters on March 26, 1979 shows German writer Günter Grass during the presentation of the Children's International Art and Poetry contest on friendship between Europeans organized on the sidelines of the European Elections. Grass will be part of the jury with Emmanuel Leroy-Ladurie, Regine Deforges, Luigi comencini, Vittorio Gassamnn, Melina Mercouri, Bernard Lefort, Haroun Tazieff, Michel Piccoli and Yannis Xenakis. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gunter Grass: The voice of a generation
German writer Guenter Grass poses for a photocall prior as he reads on his new memoirs called 'Peeling the Onion' at the Berliner Ensemble on September 4, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. Grass recently admitted, and discusses in his book, that he was a member of the Waffen SS elite Nazi military units during the last months of World War II. His admission has created a storm of controversy over Grass, who won a Nobel Prize for Literature, both in Germany and abroad. (Getty Images)
Gunter Grass: The voice of a generation
Author Guenter Grass (C) attends the Leipzig Book Fair on March 14, 2015 in Leipzig, Germany. The Leipzig Book Fair is a reading festival that attracts more than 2000 exhibitors, allowing authors, readers and publishing companies to meet, engage and discover what's new in the media sector. The Leipzig Book Fair 2015 runs from March 12th to 15th. (Getty Images)
Gunter Grass: The voice of a generation
Actor Mario Adorf (L) and novelist Guenter Grass attend the 'The Main Thing is Culture' evening at the Jewish Museum on September 29, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. (Getty Images)
Gunter Grass: The voice of a generation
Pictured is a registration form from the U.S. occupation forces in post-World War II Germany showing that German writer and Novel Prize winner Guenter Grass was a member of the Waffen SS during the war at an archive of war documentation August 17, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. Grass recently admitted his membership in the elite Nazi military unit, though he claims he was drafted and that he never fired a shot. Grass has come under a whirlwind of controversy since his admission. In a recently-published book of memoirs he discusses his war-time experience. (Getty Images)