The Box: Tales from the Darkroom

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In this delightful sequel to Peeling the Onion, Günter Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods, of growing up, of their father, who was always at work on a new book, always at the margins of their lives. Memories contradictory, critical, loving, accusatory - they piece together an intimate picture of this most public of men.

To say nothing of Marie, Grass's assistant, a family friend of many years, perhaps even a lover, whose snapshots taken with an old-fashioned Agfa box camera provide the author with ideas for his work. But her images offer much more. They reveal a truth beyond the ordinary detail of life, depict the future, tell what might have been, grant the wishes in visual form of those photographed. The children speculate on the nature of this magic: was the enchanted camera a source of inspiration for their father? Did it represent the power of art itself? Was it the eye of God?

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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"With his magical story of Marie's all-seeing camera, he transforms the facts of his headlong but loving life into something far more potent than reportage" (Rosemary Goring Sunday Herald)

"A short, often charming book...richly comic" (Roger Boyes The Times)

"A work of art" (Allan Massie Scotsman)

"Short and beautifully written sequel to Peeling the Onion" ( Daily Telegraph, Christmas round up)

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The sequel to Grass's controversial and successful book Peeling the Onion.

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