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Günter Grass, Writer Who Pried Open Germany’s Past but Hid His Own, Dies at 87

April 14, 2015 The New York Times

Journalist in Residence Stephen Kinzer in The New York Times: "Some critics found his increasingly apocalyptic books published after the 1970s repetitive and self-righteous. Others said his relentless activism had overwhelmed his identity as a writer."

"Günter Grass, Writer Who Pried Open Germany’s Past but Hid His Own, Dies at 87" by Stephen Kinzer - The New York Times