Peeling the Onion

Peeling the Onion


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
    Independent on Sunday

About the author

Günter Grass

Günter Grass (1927–2015) was Germany’s most celebrated post-war writer. He was a creative artist of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, graphic artist. Grass’s first novel, The Tin Drum, is widely regarded as one of the finest novels of the twentieth century, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.
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