Sinking Ships, the Lost Heimat and Broken Taboos: Günter Grass and the Politics of Memory in Contemporary Germany

@article{Moeller2003SinkingST,
  title={Sinking Ships, the Lost Heimat and Broken Taboos: G{\"u}nter Grass and the Politics of Memory in Contemporary Germany},
  author={R. G. Moeller},
  journal={Contemporary European History},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={147 - 181}
}
‘History, more precisely, the history that we are stirring up, is a stopped up toilet. We flush and flush, the shit still floats back up.’Günter Grass, Im Krebsgang: Eine Novelle (Göttingen: Steidl, 2002), 116. All translations from the German are my own. Since February 2002 Paul Pokriefke, the narrator of Günter Grass's latest book, Im Krebsgang: Eine Novelle (Walking like a crab: a novella), has offered these words of wisdom to several hundred thousand readers who have made Grass's book an… Expand
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