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The Irreverent and Talented Snordster Returns- Gunter Grass wrote this poem in 2012, after his 1999 Nobel Prize for literature

I will be picking out a Snordster gem now and then to remind us geopolitical junkies that artists are in this fight, too… and on the front lines. 936 more words

The International Reporter

Günter Grass: 1927-2015

Günter Grass, the German novelist, poet, playwright, artist, and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature died yesterday at the age of 87.  Last month,  a story was posted about Gunter Grass and one of his most controversial poems:   926 more words

Books And Essays

The Death of Günter Grass: National Poetry Month 2015, Day 13

Today, the 87 year-old German Nobel prize-winning writer Günter Grass died in Lübeck. The New York Times wrote a great obituary for this envelope-pushing, controversial artist. 469 more words


Günter Grass and "What Must Be Said"

This past week, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu on the invitation of US Representative, John Boehner, addressed the US Congress on nuclear weapons and specifically how dangerous Iran would be with these weapons of mass destruction. 995 more words


Israel The Biggest Threat To World Peace

European Poll: Israel Biggest Threat To World Peace


Gunter Grass’s Controversial Poem About Israel, Iran, and War, Translated

The German Nobel laureate denounced Israel’s nuclear weapons, and was in turn denounced by the Israeli Prime Minister. 15 more words


What Must Be Said by Günter Grass

But why have I kept silent till now?
Because I thought my own origins,
Tarnished by a stain that can never be removed,
meant I could not expect Israel, a land… 166 more words



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  • What must be said – Günter Grass
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