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Günter Grass

Translated by Michael Hofmann

‘In the summer, my wife and I visited the small Danish island of Møn.’

Günter Grass

Günter Grass (1927-2015) was a German novelist, poet, and playwright. His novels include The Danzig Trilogy (comprising The Tin Drum, Cat and Mouse and Dog Years), The Call of the Toad and The Flounder. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.

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Translated by Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann is a poet. He has translated the works of many writers, including Brecht, Kafka, Fallada and Roth. He teaches at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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