Conscientious' cutting-room floor blog
Günter Grass gave me a valuable tip. He has a similar problem with his very public persona. At some point, he said, he saw himself as two people. There was Günter, who he knew, and who his friends and his family knew. And then there was Grass, who went out into the world and made a noise. He once said to me: Sometimes I have the feeling that I can send Grass out into the world to make a noise, while Günter can stay quietly and peacefully at home.