Manuscripts

"Novemberland" (1993)

Handwritten versions:

  • The germ of happiness (preliminary version of "Ours")
  • The late sunflowers (preliminary version of "Late Sunflowers")
  • All Souls' Day (leaf has no heading)
  • Storm warning
  • Before first advent
  • Persistent rain
  • The fortress is growing (back: preliminary version of "Außer Plan")
  • Defoliated
  • On a clear day (back: "Late sunflowers" version)
  • Who's coming?

Typewriter version (undated)

"Stockholm. The Nobel Prize for Literature for Günter Grass" (2000)

Press proof

"With watercolors" (2001)

Four computerized versions:

  • M 1 of 03 April 2001
  • M 2 of 10 April 2001
  • M 3 of 19 April 2001
  • M 4 of 24 April 2001

(In addition to these versions, there is a handwritten version in a dummy volume which also contains other texts and is not yet completed. (Copies are possible if required)

Press proof

Continuation of "Four decades" (1999)

Four versions (see above):

  • M 1 machine typed
  • M 1/1 carbon copy of M1, from page 2
  • M 2 Computer recording
  • M 3 Computer recording
  • M 4 Computer recording

Printout of the flags of "Five decades" - edition World Day of the book without corrections

Continuation of "Five decades" (2001) (see above)

Two versions:

  • M 1 Computer version of 01 July 2003
  • M 2 Computer version of 25 July 2003

"Lost property for non-readers" (1997)

Handwritten:

  • 75 poems handwritten including one folded sheet
  • and a napkin
  • 2 work plans (on slips of paper)
  • 83 poems painted on watercolour paper with watercolour paint
  • 1x with pencil

Machine Manuscript

Press proof

"My Century" (1999)

Stock:

  • M 1 Loose sheets contents 1912-1999 with gaps with three planning sheets and material
  • M 2 Blind tape (This blind tape is the colour pattern for
  • "Lost property for non-readers" - with blank pages)
  • M 3 Third version typed by machine with corrections (without carbon copy)
  • M 4 First computer version - Contents until 1990 Status 12 January 1999
  • M 5 Corrections after meeting with Helmut Frielinghaus 16 January 1999
  • (Stories until 1999)
  • M 6 corrections after round on 22.01.99 with Frielinghaus/Hermes/Mischer/Ohsoling
  • M 7 Last pass before flags
  • Trial binding "My Century"

"In the Crabwalk" (2002)

Stock:

  • M 1 Loose leaves handwritten (started in Portugal)
  • M 2 Blank tape ex 17.02.2001
  • M * Five sheets of a typewritten version between M 2 and M 3
  • M 3 First machine typed version
  • M 4 Second machine-typed version August 2001
  • M 4/2 (carbon copies)
  • M 5 Computer version of 15 September 2001
  • M 6 computer version from 24.September 2001
  • M 7 Computer version of 21 October 2001
  • M 8 computer version in front 29 October 2001
  • M 9 proofs with corrections
  • M 10 proofs corrected by Ute and Günter Grass
  • M 11 Last flag correction (only corrected pages, i.e. incomplete)
  • Two dummy volumes with "Krebsgang" cover, for trial
  • A brochure of the Steidl-Verlag, with announcement "Im Krebsgang"