Erik Kirschbaum and Stephen Brown
By Erik Kirschbaum and Stephen Brown
Gunter Grass, Controversial German Nobel Laureate, Dies at 87
German novelist Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of “The Tin Drum,” an epic treatment of the Nazi era, died on Monday at the age of 87, his publishers said. A broad-shouldered man with a drooping mustache, Grass spurned the German tradition of keeping a cool intellectual distance, insisting that a writer’s duty was to…
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