famous people biographies: the history of history - a novel of berlin
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Written in 1959 Günter Grass’ character-driven novel follows the life of Oskar Matzerath, an insane dwarf born in Danzig (now Gdansk) on the Polish-German border, prior to World War II.The use of magical realism that returns throughout this picaresque tale and purported autobiography starts when Oskar at the age of three declares that he would never be a politician or a grocer, but would remain as he was. And so he remains the same size and continues to wear the same clothing, never to