World War II, Germany, Gunter Grass
Peeling the Onion is the intriguing name of the memoirs written by the celebrated German author, Gunter Grass, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. His memoirs cover the twenty-year period from the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 until the publication of his best selling book, The Tin Drum, in 1959. In other words, the book begins in Danzig, where he was born and lived with his parents and sister, and it also ends in Danzig, where the novel, The Tin Drum, takes place.
The Bridge: Vol. 31:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol31/iss1/11