Günter Grass: Katz und Maus [Cat and Mouse]

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Katz und Maus [Cat and Mouse] is the second book of Günter Grass’s famous Danzig Trilogy, which, together with the novels Die Blechtrommel [The Tin Drum, 1959] and Hundejahre [Dog Years, 1963], explores the legacy of National Socialism and the Holocaust. Its publication in 1961, two years after the epic masterpiece The Tin Drum, coincided with the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem, an event that brought the Holocaust to the forefront of post-war German consciousness. Intriguingly, the story told in Cat and Mouse originally formed part of Dog Years, with Grass deciding during the writing process that it should become a work in i…

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Hall, Katharina. "Katz und Maus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 August 2004
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