THE BOX: Tales from the Dark Room


THE BOX: Tales from the Dark Room

GÜNTER GRASS    Book Number: 82540    Product format: Hardback

By the author of 'The Tin Drum' and a Nobel prize winner, these are inspired and daring works of fiction. Günter Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods, of growing up, and especially of their father who was always at work on a new book and at the margins of their lives. Memories contradictory, happy, loving, accusatory - they piece together an intimate picture of this most public of men. To say nothing of Marie, a photographer and family friend of many years, perhaps even a lover, whose snapshots taken with an old-fashioned Agfa box camera, provide the author with ideas for his work. But her images offer much more than simple replication; they reveal a truth beyond ordinary life and depict the future, granting the wishes of those photographed. The children speculate on the nature of this magic. Was the enchanted camera a source of inspiration for their father? Did it represent the power of art itself? Was it the eye of God? An audacious literary experiment, 'The Box' is Günter Grass at his best. 194pp in US first edition.
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