Friday, September 22, 2006

Günter Grass's memoir ...

... Peeling the Onion isn't due out in English until next fall. Daniel Johnson, however, has already read the German original: Many layers but no heart.

I wonder if Grass's anti-Westernism is not grounded in resentment of military defeat as experienced personally in that internment camp.

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  1. I wonder if Grass's anti-Westernism is not grounded in resentment of military defeat as experienced personally in that internment camp.

    Hitting below the belt, are we?

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  2. Maybe. But maybe he deserves it. It just popped into my head while I was reading the review. And I have so little impulse control.

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  3. I think Grass' anti-westernism is a fashion statement for the German intellectual class.

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