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Ian McColgin
04-14-2015, 11:43 PM
Two very different but great writers have died. On NPR this morning Isabel Allende was being interviewed regarding Galeano and then was asked about Grass, of whose death she'd not known till that moment.

As she pointed out, Galeano's work, so of its time in the Cold War and the US happily assuming the role of the Latin American Left's ultimate bogy man, is more dated. Grass, writing so particularly about the demands upon Germans to take responsibility for the evils of WWII, really made something universal as we realize the evils of our own nations.