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Critical Essay by Paul Zweig

Like much American fiction of the 1960s, The Flounder represents a variety of what I would like to call kitchensink modernism: form and control are out the window; anything goes, including the kitchen sink, or, in this case, the kitchen stove. Into his enormous stew of a narrative, Grass stirs large chunks of social history, some fanciful anthropology, travelogues, fairy tales, a virtual cookbook of succulent recipes, mock-romantic pastoral, including some of the great mushroom-hunting passages in recent literature (maybe the only such passages), autobiography, contemporary politics, the whole seasoned with a liberal sprinkling of poems about which the best I can say is that they don't survive translation. The book is so loaded with invention that it lumbers—I was going to say flounders—from "Month" to "Month," under the...

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