Günter Grass leaves a last farewell book

ggJust before he died earlier this year, Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass completed his last book, “Vonne Endlichkait.” It will be published this week in German.

“Günter Grass left us a moving farewell,” said his publisher Gerhard Steidl at the presentation of the book “Vonne Endlichkait,” to be published in German on Friday (28.08.2015). An English version should be availble in the fall of 2016.

The title is in East Prussian dialect and means “About Finitude.” Grass explored themes such as aging, loss, and the end of life, adding his own “subtle form of humor” to his reflections, which are at times “hilarious,” said Steidl.
Vonne Endlichkait by Günter Grass, Copyright: Swen Pförtner/dpa

“The book is a literary experiment,” added the publisher. It combines a series of short prose texts, each accompanied by a poem and a pencil drawing by the author. Although it is made up of many short elements, a very clear narrative arc emerges from the work, said the editor, Dieter Stolz.
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3 thoughts on “Günter Grass leaves a last farewell book

  1. As someone who wrote to Gunter Grass, there is so much untold
    given the Nazi and Stasi history in twentieth century Germany
    in every writer’s spying nature and every impostor’s soul.

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