Günter Grass Interview
"In a Spiegel interview, Nobel Prize-winning German author Günter Grass talks about why he doesn't fear death and why he thinks the Brothers Grimm had 'oral sex with vowels'." Grass also opposes the birth of the e-book: "I would like to put a stop to this movement toward reading on computers, but it seems that nobody can do this. Nevertheless, the drawbacks of the electronic process are already apparent during the writing of the manuscript. Most young authors write directly on their computers, and then edit and work in their files. In my case, on the other hand, there are many preliminary steps: a handwritten version, two that I've typed myself on my Olivetti typewriter and, finally, several copies of versions that my secretary has input into the computer and printed out, and into which I've incorporated many handwritten corrections. These steps are lost when you write directly on the computer."