Of All That Ends by Günter Grass

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The final work of the Nobel Prize winner Günter 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.
 

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GÜNTER GRASS (1927-2015), Germany's most celebrated contemporary writer, attained worldwide renown with the publication of his novel The Tin Drum in 1959. A man of remarkable versatility, Grass was a poet, playwright, social critic, graphic artist, and novelist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1999.Steidl is a German-language publisher, an international publisher of photobooks, and a printing company, based in Göttingen, Germany.BREON MITCHELL is Professor of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature at Indiana University, where he is also Director of the Lilly Library. A Rhodes Scholar, he received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Oxford University. His areas of specialization include literary translation, Anglo-German literary relations, literature and the visual arts, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, and Samuel Beckett.
 
Published December 6, 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 176 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nobel Prize winner Grass was working on this book at the time of his death in April 2015, and not surprising it's partly a meditation on growing old and facing death. Whil

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