The 'heavy lie', and a `little man'

by rahnuma ahmed

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 Gunter Grass, who won the Noble Prize for Literature in 1999, is no ‘little man.’
The press release which announced his award, stated:
[In The Tin Drum, 1959, Grass] comes to grips with the enormous task of reviewing contemporary history by recalling the disavowed and the forgotten: the victims, losers and lies that people wanted to forget because they had once believed in them” (emphasis added). Continue reading “The 'heavy lie', and a `little man'”