Is the best literature of the 20th century written in Spanish?
m8 im just memeing, i haven't even read him and i wasn't the one who made the list
i have him on my somewhat distant to read list, but yeah, he doesn't get much love here
is tin drum the best way to start or should i go for somethign else?
nah, Tin Drum is the way to go, followed up by Katz und Maus. You can read Hundejahre afterwards in order to complete the Danzig trilogy, but it's definitely the worst out of the three.
Then, if you liked the characters and settings out of those three, read Im Krebsgang, if not, go straight to Der Butt, his second great novel.
But whatever you do, do not read too much Grass at once, I read all of them after each other with only a couple of books inbetween, and was tired of his writing by the end of the Butt, even though it's a good book.
I'd say it's some of the best, and only of the second half of the 20th century (look up the publication dates of Ficciones, El túnel, Rayuela, Cien años de soledad, Pedro Páramo, Paradiso, etc. They are all post-war novels).
>Is the best literature of the 20th century written in Spanish?
English: Joyce, Becket, Nabokov, Fitzgerald, Pynchon, every major poet from yeats to elliot
Spanish: Borges and a few cucks
German literature student . I have never touched anything by Grass, mostly because of an unepxlainable association à la "sad, slightly depressed uncle".
Suggest something he wrote and I will read it during the next few months.
Unless it's a telephone directory or something like that. Not falling for that one again.
I guess Katz and Maus is fit to give you a first impression, and you can easily read it in a day.
The association you have really is unexplainable, his work is more funny than said, political in a very-non subtle way and kinda gross at times.
It makes sense that there's many great Spanish writers, since it's the second most spoken language in the world, covers the most landscape as a first language (spanning 3 continents and multiple different cultures).