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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English


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Statementby Günter Grass ; translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
The Physical Object
Pagination591 p.
Number of Pages591
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26888854M
ISBN 10394703006

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From The Washington Post 's Book World/ Reviewed by Michael Dirda This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Tin Drum, the first and best-known novel of Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass/5(). The Tin Drum [Gunter Grass] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Tin Drum/5(50). The Tin Drum, picaresque novel by Günter Grass, a purported autobiography of a dwarf who lives through the birth and death of Nazi Germany, published in as Die Blechtrommel. The work’s protagonist, Oskar Matzerath, narrates the novel from an asylum for the insane. 1. First and foremost, this book cannot be read at a fast pace, you can only enjoy and understand it if you read it slowly, because you will need to read and re-read sentences and sometimes paragraph. 2. This book is not about Hitler or WW II [as mistakenly believed], rather the book is about the society itself.4/5(51).

In translation from the German, this long novel by an avant-garde artist in several media has already attracted considerable attention and admiration; Grass, it is bell, is the one artist of real imaginative power to have appeared in postwar Germany. It is indeed an extraordinary book, preposterous, baleful, bawdy, blasphemous, grotesque, and essentially surrealistic although . The Tin Drum Summary Well the first thing you gotta know about Oskar Matzerath is that he's narrating this entire book from inside an insane asylum. He claims from the get-go that he can only remember the earliest parts of his life by drumming on his tin drum. Quick trivia question: is The Tin Drum the original name of this book?Nope, it's Die Blechtrommel, which is translated as The Tin Drum. (We're total sticklers for truth in advertising.) Anyway, the title seems self-explanatory, since Oskar's tin drum is the most important thing in his life and the one constant throughout.   Günter Grass (left) with actor David Bennent (centre), who played Oskar Matzerath in the film adaptation by director Volker Schlöndorff (right) of .

Free download or read online The Tin Drum pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Gunter Grass. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, classics story are Oskar Matzerath,.4/5.   But it's Grass's dazzling use of language that sets The Tin Drum apart, as he spins a dense verbal web alive with wordplay and innovation. It's no coincidence that Oskar enjoys a stint with a jazz band, as there is an uninhibited, free-flowing musicality to the telling of his life story. To mark The Tin Drum's 50th Author: Phil Mongredien. A great allegory of Nazi horrors, a masterpiece. The Tin Drum gives a portrait of a bizarre man in an insane asylum in Germany, who seems to have supernatural gifts to see through those around him. He is bizarre, grotesque and interesting, but for me /5(78). The tin drum: One of the centerpieces of the novel: Oskar is constantly in possession of a red and white lacquered toy tin drum, on which he constantly plays, and needs to play, in order to proceed successfully in life and to remember the past. He goes through cycles of drumming and not drumming throughout the novel, and it is a source of File Size: 2MB.