|Plot Summary of Too Far Afield|
|"Two elderly German men, Theo Wuttke and Ludwig Hoftaller, both in their seventies, and
who now work for a company set up to privatize the former East Germany, find themselves
examining their country's past and present in Gunter Grass' “Too Far Afield.” This is a
poignant accounting of their feelings as the Berlin Wall has fallen around them, and it is
their jobs to make some sense outof the whole thing. Bizarre, surreal, comic, tragic--this
book is a mesmerizing account of a very real happening. Grass has often been criticized for
of Germany (he opposed the Nazis and suffered for that, too!). It is not as if he doesn't love
The Fatherland, but his works, especially this one, doesn't shun the irresponsibilities of its
citizens. Slow-moving perhaps, this book is worthwhile in its literary undertaking. It's a
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Too Far Afield|
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Time/era of story
- general liberal/left wing activism
- fighting government corruption
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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