Author(s): Gunter Grass, Breon Mitchell
Fiction | No Category
The final work of the Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass—a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, the world
In spite of the trials of old age, and with the end in sight, suddenly everything seems possible again: love letters, soliloquies, scenes of jealousy, swan songs, social satire, and moments of happiness crowd onto the page.
Only an aging artist who has once more cheated death can set to work with such wisdom, defiance, and wit. A wealth of touching stories is condensed into artful miniatures. In a striking interplay of poetry, lyric prose, and drawings, the Nobel Prize-winning author creates his final major work of art.
A moving farewell gift, a sensual, melancholy summation of a life fully lived.
Grass is a must read for any lover of classic Fiction and his final work of short pieces and drawings is a wonderful end to a career. Writing about growing old and nostalgia, sometimes whimsical, sometimes sad, there is so much to admire. From a fair winner of the Nobel Prize, this collection will give you much to muse on.
Elisa, Book Grocer