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Nobel-winning German Writer Grass Dies at 87

Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and stance toward Israel, has died. He was 87. Matthias Wegner, spokesman for the Steidl publishing house, confirmed that Grass died Monday morning in a Luebeck hospital. Grass was lauded by Germans for helping to revive their culture in the aftermath of World War II and helping to give voice...

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