Gunter Grass — German Author born on October 16, 1927, died on April 13, 2015

Günter Wilhelm Grass was a Kashubian-German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor, and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature... (wikipedia)

If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.
I have found that words that are loaded with pathos and create a seductive euphoria are apt to promote nonsense.
How do we prevent Iran developing an atomic bomb, when, on the American side, dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is not recognised as a war crime?
Homeland is something one becomes aware of only through its loss.
I belonged to the generation that grew up under National Socialism, and was blinded and led astray - and allowed itself to be led astray.

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