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    Biography of Gunter Grass *No Works Cited Gunter Grass is a German poet, novelist, playwright, sculptor, and printmaker. Grass describes himself as a "Spataufklarer", a belated apostle of enlightenment in an era that has grown tired of reason ("Gunter"). He was born in Danzig, Germany (currently Gdansk, Germany) on October 16, 1927. Grass wrote his first unpublished novel when he was only thirteen. Like many teenagers during World War II, Grass was a member of the Hitler Youth. He served

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    Painting and Writing with Magical Realism

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    ever-shifting pattern, a sharply etched Realism in representing ordinary events and descriptive details together with fantastic and dreamlike elements" (Abrams). Some of the Magical Realism writers are said to be Gabriel Garcia Marques in Columbia, Gunter Grass in Germany, and John Fowls in England. Understanding the history and theory of Magical Realism will help clarify the meaning of the term. No one can really say who coined the phrase 'Magical Realism,' but some say that "in 1925 to champion a

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    The context of the work is set between 1939 and 1944, in Danzig (Germany). But the narrator, Pilenz, tells the story about Mahlke and their adolescence, some years later, when he is already an adult. Pilenz's aim of writing this story is making a kind of catharsis in order to remove a feeling of guilt. This feeling of guilt is mainly due to the fact that, his high school fellow, Mahlke, died drowned into the sea at the end of the Second World War. Along the novel the symbolic figures of the cat

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    lives that were lost the day the ship sunk. A similar event took place in the Baltic Sea in 1945 of a ship called Gustloff. The sinking is considered to be one of the deadliest marine tragedies ever to happen in the world. The author of Crabwalk, Gunter Grass was one of the few authors who shed light on the sinking of Gustloff through the stories of the fictional character Tulla Pokrefke, a survivor of the ship. The little

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    Garden of Lost Toys

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    in a big breath; I could smell his scent; it was a mixture of clean sheets and mocha. I continued my search mazing through the patches of roses, sweet peas, sunflowers, and irises. My journey leads me to a large rock nestled in a field of Maiden grass. “Wimsor!” I screamed jumping on the rock. And there he was in all of his fluffy teddy bear goodness! “Oh Solmire you found me.” He smiled looking up at me. “I won again” I said jumping on him and taking hold of his arm in my mouth. He was so soft;

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    The grasslands supply a home to many plants, species, and endangered species, such as the Northern Swift Fox, Vulpes Velox. The grasslands provide a beautiful habitat for the many species of wildlife to thrive and live because of the tall, mixed grass, Rocky Mountains, fertile soil, rainfall, and moderate temperatures. The conservation of the species of these grasslands have become extremely important, because if one endangered species such as the small, speedy Northern Swift Fox went extinct, horrible

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    Big Bird Primary School

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    their young, soft skin. When the teacher begins to rub her head, the constant sound off “Yes Miss” is clearly getting to her. As the sound of the grass mower like a turbine generator, right outside the child filled classroom is heard, all the pupils get excited as they feel that spring has finally arrived. The smell of the freshly cut grass, soon gets to the hay fever sufferers and their eyes begins to water. As first lesson seems to have faded away and the sun has got brighter and brighter

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    Death

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    She walks through a field of serene emptiness. It is a field of secrecy, a hallowed place home to memories both sweet and fierce. Here lie the imprints of wounds and kisses, dreams and wishes. The air is restless. The wild grass bends and rises, bends and rises, as though a nascent pulse sifts in the earth beneath it. The sun hangs in the sky precariously, as if by a thread, just grazing the treetops. Her neck falls back and her eyes lift upward. She watches the spools of raw wool inch by in the

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    The Man In The Moon

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    The Man In The Moon I lie on the grass, staring above me, my arms stretch high into the starlit sky, they warp and twist and elongate and they reach up and my hands grasp the moon and its mine and no-one else's and my fingers become a part of it and then I'm the moon, look at me I'm the Man in the Moon and I Can See All, I Can See You, and my arm stretches down and my giant finger uncurls and points and my voice deep and booming says ITS YOU and the person I'm pointing at looks straight up at me

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    Food Division in Grass Soup Zhang's attitude towards splitting up food rations at the reform camp suggests he has not been completely broken down and reformed by The Party. The significance of the dividing of foods illustrates his remaining integrity and emotions that the hunger has affected, but not removed. "Unfortunately, no matter what group I was assigned to, the others always trusted me" (164). Being trusted usually is a positive sign of your character, but Zhang feels it is an unfair burden

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