Free City of Danzig, 1927-2015
Günter Grass was a famous German artist and writer. He had a busy childhood, living in Danzig, current city of Gdansk in Poland, and World War II. In 1948, he moved to Düsseldorf to train at the Academy of Fine Arts, outlining the narrative skills that characterized him from then on. He was always a figure of the people, being linked to the German Social Democratic Party, defending workers' repression and helping Chancellor Willy Brandt in his campaigns. He was also part of the generation of '47, a group of authors who met twice a year to criticise their writings and the current situation.
Against this background, Günter Grass composed a decisive work with a corrosive and direct tone on events in the Germany of his life. Largo (1996), Mi siglo (1999) and A paso de Cangrejo (2002) are three of the most outstanding novels. In 1999, the German author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature.
Critical and magnificent, Günter Grass presented us with a reflective work, at the hands of his neat narrative styles that decorated the history of Germany.