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The Box By Gunter Grass

The Box by Gunter Grass

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Summary

In this delightful sequel to Peeling the Onion, Gunter 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.

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The Box: Tales from the Darkroom by Gunter Grass

In this delightful sequel to Peeling the Onion, Gunter 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.

To say nothing of Marie, Grass's assistant, a family friend of many years, perhaps even a lover, whose snapshots taken with an old-fashioned Agfa box camera provide the author with ideas for his work. But her images offer much more. They reveal a truth beyond the ordinary detail of life, depict the future, tell what might have been, grant the wishes in visual form of those photographed. The children speculate on the nature of this magic: was the enchanted camera a source of inspiration for their father? Did it represent the power of art itself? Was it the eye of God?

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Box Reviews

With his magical story of Marie's all-seeing camera, he transforms the facts of his headlong but loving life into something far more potent than reportage -- Rosemary Goring * Sunday Herald *
A short, often charming book...richly comic -- Roger Boyes * The Times *
A work of art -- Allan Massie * Scotsman *
Short and beautifully written sequel to Peeling the Onion * Daily Telegraph, Christmas round up *

About Gunter Grass

Gunter Grass (1927-2015) was Germany's most celebrated post-war writer. He was a creative artist of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, graphic artist. Grass's first novel, The Tin Drum, is widely regarded as one of the finest novels of the twentieth century, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.

Additional information

GOR005404864
9780099539759
0099539756
The Box: Tales from the Darkroom by Gunter Grass
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2011-11-03
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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