So long, Günter. There was a period of my life that lasted about ten years, maybe longer, when I was constantly reading Grass's novels. My first (bad, unpublished) novel steals a great deal from Dog Years and, now that I think about it, The Tin Drum. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a copy of Katz und Maus, the second book of the "Danzig Trilogy," which I intend to read auf Deutsch this summer. Maybe sooner.