The querrolous Grass - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Henry Raymont
    • 07.04.12 | 18:08 (IDT)

    I remember interviewing the young Grass when he first visited NYC in the 60s while I was covering the book beat for the NY Times. He was funny, charming and politically incisive. Then a few years ago I was teaching at the Freie Universitaet in Berlin when he came to attend a seminar. I approached him and recalled our meeting. In response he snapped "No, I don't remember--and so what'.......I felt god after I responded with a neat German insult I had learned from Lauritz Melchior, the opera singer who reserved such language for some music critics and artists' managers......

    from the article: The moral blindness of Gunter Grass
    First published 02:16 06.04.12 | Last updated 02:16 06.04.12
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