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[FYI] (Fwd) Günter Grass Receives Nobel Prize for Tin Drum
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Date sent: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 12:34:30 -0400
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Readers of IFEA, GILC, F-C, and others should take special note of the
fact that Günter Grass has received the 1999 Nobel Prize for
Literature. The Swedish Academy cited Grass' first novel, "The Tin
Drum," published in 1959. The movie also received the Oscar for Best
Foreign Film in 1979.
But just two years ago police in Oklahoma City, acting without a
search warrant or court order, seized the video from local video
stores. They claimed that the film violated the state's child
pornography laws. A federal court later found otherwise and a
second court awarded a $2,500 judgment when a jury found that
the police violated the Video Privacy Protection Act. See EPIC
Alert 6.13 [http://www.epic.org/alert/EPIC_Alert_6.13.html]
No doubt there are content filters that are today doing
quietly what the police had done so brazenly.
Günter Grass wins Nobel Prize in literature
September 30, 1999
Web posted at: 9:31 a.m. EDT (1331 GMT)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (CNN) -- Günter Grass, a social critic considered
Germany's greatest living writer, won the 1999 Nobel Prize for
Literature, the Swedish Academy said Thursday.
The Swedish Academy cited Grass' first novel, "The Tin Drum,"
published in 1959.
"Here he comes to grips with the enormous task of reviewing
contemporary history by recalling the disavowed and the forgotten: the
victims, losers and lies that people wanted to forget because they had
once believed in them.
"It is not too audacious to assume that "The Tin Drum" will become one
of the enduring literary works of the 20th century," according to a
statement by the Academy.
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