Günter Grass ist tot

German novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature winner, author of one of the most stirring and challenging books of the 20th century - Günter Grass is dead. I read the The Tin Drum when I was a teenager, after being hooked on the movie (starring the odd and shouty Oskar who can break glass with his…
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John Robert Godley arrived in Canterbury 165 years ago today

On 12 April 1850 John Robert Godley, first leader of the Canterbury Association settlers, arrived with his wife in Lyttelton on the Lady Nugent. He quarreled with Captain Thomas, and departed for Wellington, but returned 28 November. John Robert Godley. Ref: 1/2-005079-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23046301 Godley married Charlotte Griffith Wynne in…
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