Tag Archives: Gunter grass

colonizing salvation

We don’t want salvation, we want the messiah! Or do you? If given a million dollars or the messiah arriving? Well, maybe the million, and the messiah a little later. Clearly, the the poor sufferers in the Death Camps of … Continue reading

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grass roots

Nihilism and anarchism? If, as you read a book, you feel that the author hates you and all the fabric of your life, that his chief purposes in writing are to communicate to you his loathing and his scorn, and … Continue reading

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when the grass is too long…

The chief import of Gunter Grass’s The Tin Drum is neither nationalist satire nor the torment of lost identity. It is misanthropy, hated, the wish to shock and nauseate the reader. The book is full of cruelty; witnessed by Oscar, … Continue reading

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fantasy on the life of the hybrid

The Tin Drum. At first sight this monstrous book looks as thought it might be a satire on the life of Germany during the Hitler era, the war, and the postwar boom. Its hero has a German name and thinks … Continue reading

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guns or butter

If we eat iron it will make us strong. Political satire of the most biting. But satire by nature accepts and is somewhat complicit in the forces that brought what is being critiqued to the fore. The Dadaism of which … Continue reading

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tin drums: marching to a different beat

…Nobel laureate G√ľnter Grass is expected to be released from a Hamburg hospital within days, after undergoing what his secretary called a routine test. Grass was admitted on Monday, less than two weeks after his poem criticising Israel triggered a … Continue reading

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in the blink of an eye

As the first rays of the morning sun. Like Howard Zinn made a career out of destroying or at least exposing America’s founding myths as being blatant lies founded on a contrived aegis of moral rectitude, wisdom and a few … Continue reading

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new frontier: beyond his grassp

Do you believe that on that day all the children of Abraham are going to lay down their swords forever and eternally in Jerusalem. What to make of Gunter Grass? The pen as sword but within the context of the … Continue reading

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tin drum solo: private concert

Trivialities and profound truths. This spit and spat match with Gunter Grass can be seen as using Israel and Jews as a pretext for his own bashing of a new Germany, one remarkably different than his own version, which has … Continue reading

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lost highway: back to the city of the patriarchs

The self-hater. it has nothing to do with Gunter Grass’s stupid poem. His meta argument that its not the state its the government, is hoary socialist cant from the left; a socialist attacking Zionism is a family squabble at best. … Continue reading

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