In honor of the German writer Günther Grass, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999, Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews, will present a screening of the film, The Tin Drum on Wednesday, October 20, 7 p.m. The film will be preceded by introductory remarks by NYU Professor of German Bernd Hüppauf, director of Deutsches Haus, and Professor Eva Geulen, NYU. The event is free and open to members of the NYU community.
Grass is the first German to be awarded the Nobel Prize since 1972, when Heinrich Böll received it. Böll and Grass had been colleagues since 1947 when they were among the founding members of the “Gruppe 47,” a highly influential group of writers. The now 72-year-old Grass is known as an uncompromising commentator on Germany and has always been passionately involved in German society and politics, He continues to be an astute observer of present-day Germany. Among his works are: The Tin Drum, Cat and Mouse, The Dog Years, (these make up the “Danzig Trilogy”) and more recently, The Call of the Toad, A Broad Field, and My Century.