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  • Gunter Grass' 'The Tin Drum' a piercing work of literature and film

    Gunter Grass' 'The Tin Drum' a piercing work of literature and film
    In his long and varied career G√ľnter Grass worked as a novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, graphic artist, sculptor, public intellectual and social critic. Grass, who died Monday at age 87, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1999 but is most widely known for his debut novel, “The Tin Drum,” published in 1959.
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...

    37 literary resolutions for 2011. What's yours?

    26 literary resolutions for 2011 from writers and readers. What's yours?

    Nobel laureates in literature: the good, the bad and the Nazi

    When the Nobel Prize in literature was announced this month, the name "Herta Muller" met much American head-scratching. Muller, an ethnically German Romanian who writes of trials of living under a repressive dictatorship, has a strong reputation in Europe...