“The Tin Drum” was turned into a film by Volker Schloendorff in 1979 and won an Oscar in 1980 for best foreign- language film. “It’s my opinion that every writer who has really read Guenter Grass is in his debt,” the American novelist John Irving wrote in a tribute for Grass’s 80th birthday published in the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper in 2007. The novel was followed by “Cat and Mouse” (1961) and “Dog Years” (1963), which together compose Grass’s Danzig Trilogy. His style influenced writers including Irving and Salman Rushdie. Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children,” the 1981 novel considered to be a central post-colonial work, exhibits a similar treatment of Indian history as applied by Grass to Germany.
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“Swan Lake” features Brennan Wall as both Odette and Odile. Rawson described Wall as “a remarkable dancer. She is strong and a great technician, which you need in this ballet, but she’s also an incredible interpreter.” Rawson said that Wall’s performances in rehearsals have moved her fellow dancers to tears. “She’s a wonderful actress, and I think she’ll be very affecting as the swan queen.”. Ryan Preciado will perform the roll of Prince Siegfried and Jonah Corrall will dance the part of the evil magician, Von Rothbart. Rawson said Corrall “has never been happier. He walks around with the biggest grin on his face — when he’s not in character, of course.”.
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The problem is that I have no way of knowing if the gift was enjoyed or if I should go in a different direction the next time. My friends and family tell me that they enjoy the gifts and thank me for them, but they are polite enough to do that even if I gave them something dreadful. I know that I should not ask if people liked gifts after I have given them, but I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable, and I can let it go if need be. GENTLE READER: The charming custom of exchanging presents — as opposed to the decidedly uncharming ones of exchanging shopping lists or payments — has to involve informed guessing. You note people’s tastes, as you say, and hope that they will be pleased (and express gratitude either way).