Peeling the Onion is a searingly honest account of Grass' modest upbringing in Danzig, his time as a boy soldier fighting the Russians, and the writing of his masterpiece, The Tin Drum, in Paris.
It is a remarkable autobiography and, without question, one of Günter Grass' finest works.
By the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Tin Drum.
An exquisitely constructed narrative... Peeling the Onion is a genuine masterpiece
A memoir of rare literary beauty
As a writer, his influence still looms large, and Peeling the Onion is a reminder why. It has that same imaginative accuracy that made The Tin Drum a bestseller
An ingenious but treacherous text that glides constantly between past and present, first and third person, memory and imagination
This subtle and expertly written book is really a memoir about forgetting