Interview (in German) with the 1999 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Günter Grass, 12 December 1999. Grass is interviewed by Horace Engdahl, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, and Pernilla Rosell-Steuer, student. Günter Grass talks about the purpose of literature; how history is presented in his books; his way of focusing on everyday details; the power of literature; the demonic concept in his books; the mixture of fantasy and realism in his texts; and how his characters often come alive.
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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1999 Interview Transcript in English