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The tin drum

GГјnter Grass

The tin drum

by GГјnter Grass

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Published by PenguinBks. in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGunter Grass ; translated from the German by Ralph Manheim.
The Physical Object
Pagination580p.
Number of Pages580
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21309587M

  “The Tin Drum” is a strange, capacious novel, an epic satire and farce, and a provincial, magical realist, picaresque tale. The book is the autobiography of Oskar Matzerath, Author: Jacob Silverman. Editions for The Tin Drum: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ),

About this Item: Vintage Books, New York, Paperback. Condition: Very Good. pages; 21 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Browning. "Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and who, as the novel begins, is . Find books like The Tin Drum from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Tin Drum also liked: The German Lesson, Journ.

  I hope it will encourage you to read the rest of the book. It is on Amazon in printed form and as an ebook. Earlier in the day I had been thinking about reading this first chapter of The Tin Drum. Even tighter, more honed books than Tin Drum such as Years of Solitude or Owen Meaney (or indeed anything by the fabulously talented John Irving) owe everything to GG. I may be wrong but, once GG dies and we re-evaluate his work, I reckon this will come to be regarded as the C20th's greatest novel/5(38).


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The Tin Drum, one of the great novels of the twentieth century, was published in Ralph Manheim's outstanding translation in It became a runaway bestseller and catapulted its young author to the forefront of world by: The Tin Drum, is a novel, by Günter Grass. The novel is the first book of Grass's Danziger Trilogie (Danzig Trilogy), and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.

It was adapted into a film, which won both the Palme d'Or, in the same year, and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film the following year.4/5(K).

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. 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.

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 inand 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. I enjoyed Gunter Grass' novel "The Tin Drum," both for the plot, which moved along at a nice brisk pace, and for writing, which was lively and vivid.

Set mostly in Danzig in World War II, the /5(34). The Tin Drum by Günter Grass – the greatest novel of the 20th century The Tin Drum combines history, horror story, burlesque cartoon and satiric fable with vibrant, subversive : Eileen Battersby. SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.

This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of The Tin Drum by Günter Grass. In his novel The Tin Drum (), German writer Günter Grass uses.

The Tin Drum, one of the great novels of the twentieth century, was published in Ralph Manheim's outstanding translation in It became a runaway bestseller and catapulted its young author to the forefront of world literature. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, along with Grass’s publishers all over the world, is.

Oskar’s tin drum serves as an extended metaphor not only for Germany’s military aggression but also for all human violence, as well as for Oskar’s refusal to. The The Tin Drum Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like : Gunter Grass.

About the Edition. Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and who, as the novel begins, is being held in a mental by: 62 quotes from The Tin Drum: ‘Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.’ The Tin Drum Quotes Showing of 62 “Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.” ― Günter Grass, The Tin Drum.

tags: books, literature, quality, sacredness. likes. Like “Granted: I AM an inmate of a mental hospital; my keeper is watching me Cited by:   When Grass published his debut novel ina The Tin Drum was perceived as an assault on the German bourgeoisie.

Its graphic content and critical depiction of the Wehrmacht enraged the Author: Philip Oltermann.