Of All That Ends
ISBN: 054478538X
EAN13: 9780544785380
Language: English
Pages: 167
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
The final work of the Nobel Prize winner Gunter Grass--a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, the world In spite of the trials of old age, and with the end in sight, suddenly everything seems possible again: love letters, soliloquies, scenes of jealousy, swan songs, social satire, and moments of happiness crowd onto the page. Only an aging artist who has once more cheated death can set to work with such wisdom, defiance, and wit. A wealth of touching stories is condensed into artful miniatures. In a striking interplay of poetry, lyric prose, and drawings, the Nobel Prize-winning author creates his final major work of art. A moving farewell gift, a sensual, melancholy summation of a life fully lived.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Praise for OF ALL THAT ENDS Brief, gentle, intimate meditations illustrated by [Grass s] own soft-pencil drawings . . . Elegant musings on dying and, most poignantly, living. Kirkus Reviews Praise for Gunter Grass Grass is one of the master fabulists of our age. Times (London) [Grass s] frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history. The Swedish Academy, Nobel committee Grass is the strongest, most inventive writer to have emerged in Germany since 1945. Much of what is active in the Germany of Krupp and the Munich beer halls lies in this man s ribald keeping. George Steiner It is impossible not to be impressed by [Grass s] inexhaustible desire to experiment with the form of the novel and [his] many good stories and passages of exquisite writing. Charles Simic, New York Review of Books It was Gunter Grass who demonstrated that it was possible to be a living writer who wrote with Dickens s full range of emotion and relentless outpouring of language. Grass wrote with fury, love, derision, slapstick, pathos all with an unforgiving conscience. John Irving, New York Times Book Review The great dancer of German literature, dancing across history s horrors toward literature s beauty, surviving evil because of his personal grace, and his comedian s sense of the ridiculous as well. Salman Rushdie
From the front Cover The final work of Nobel Prize winning writer Gunter Grass a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, and living in the world In spite of the trials of old age, and with the end in sight, suddenly everything seems possible again: love letters, soliloquies, scenes of jealousy, swan songs, social satire, and moments of happiness crowd onto the page. Only an aging artist who has once more cheated death can set to work with such wisdom, defiance, and wit. A wealth of touching stories is condensed into artful miniatures. In a striking interplay of poetry, lyric prose, and drawings, the Nobel Prize winning author creates his final major work of art. A moving farewell gift, a sensual, melancholysummation of a life fully lived.