Reading Günter Grass has always augmented my world of letters and art and I was inspirited to visit The Günter Grass-House in Lübeck, Germany and Gdansk, Poland. This German genius is one of the very few that gained both critical respect and commercial legacy. Poetry, Fiction, Graphic Painting, Sculpting, Speech and every other artistic medium he went in for, Grass created magic. To a question on how he became a writer, Grass replied: "As a child I was a great liar. Fortunately my mother liked my lies. I promised her marvelous things. When I was ten years old she called me Peer Gynt. She said, here you are telling me marvelous stories about journeys we will make to Naples and so on..I started to write down my lies very early. And I continue to do so!"
He loved the city of Calcutta for many reasons and with his outspokenness, he called it 'God’s pile of shit'. He kept visiting it to see the essence of one of such rare cities.
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