Günter Grass Quotes
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Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.
I shall speak of … how melancholy and utopia preclude one another. How they fertilize one another … Of the revulsion that follows one insight and precedes the next … Of superabundance and surfeit. Of stasis and progress. And of myself, for whom melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin.
For me it was primarily about getting out of there [his home]. Out of that corner, away from my family. It was like that for many of my generation. We were doing army service and then suddenly, one year later, the draft order was on the table. And then I realized, probably not until I was in Dresden, that it was the Waffen SS.