Featured Author: Günter Grass

In honor of Grass’ 1999 Nobel Prize in literature, The New York Times ran a feature on Grass which includes reviews of his books, links to past interviews, and essays written by Grass.  Such a collection is interesting besides its Web 1.0 design.  Here is an opportunity to get a sense of what sort of attention Grass was receiving in the English world around the turn of the century.  Further, it’s interesting to see that Grass’ reception in the English-speaking world was much warmer before Grass’ confession of involvement in the Waffen-SS.  This hopefully sheds some light on Grass’ decision to confess said involvement.