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Authors Günter Grass

Missing-portrait

Günter Grass’s opinions

  • I started a novel when I was twelve years old. It was about the Kashubians, who turned up many years later in The Tin Drum […] But I made a mistake in writing my first novel: all the characters I had introduced were dead at the end of the first chapter. I couldn’t go on! This was my first lesson in writing: be careful with your characters.