Günter Grass and the German neurosis

Looking at a literary scandal and the bourgeoisie’s attempts to cope with the past

Published in Weekly Worker, 19th April 2012

“Abominable”, “irritating”, and “over the top” – these are the attributes that the German tabloid Bild, otherwise known for agitating the local populace against ‘lazy Greeks’ and suchlike, used to describe a poem, ‘What must be said’, by Günter Grass, which was recently published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung.  Continue reading ‘Günter Grass and the German neurosis’


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