The Box
Grass, Gunter 

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Non Fiction
BIC Subjects: Autobiography: literary
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Imprint: Vintage
Publication Date: 3/11/2011
Place of Publication: United Kingdom

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In this delightful sequel to Peeling the Onion, Gunter Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods, of growing up, of their father, who was always at work on a new book, always at the margins of their lives. Memories contradictory, critical, loving, accusatory - they piece together an intimate picture of this most public of men. To say nothing of Marie, Grass's assistant, a family friend of many years, perhaps even a lover, whose snapshots taken with an old-fashioned Agfa box camera provide the author with ideas for his work. But her images offer much more. They reveal a truth beyond the ordinary detail of life, depict the future, tell what might have been, grant the wishes in visual form of those photographed.