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Editorial Reviews. Review. At the ages of fourteen and fifteen, I had read Great Expectations The Tin Drum - Kindle edition by Gunter Grass, Breon Mitchell. Read "The Tin Drum" by Günter Grass available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. The Tin Drum, one of the. OCLC Number: Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.]: HathiTrust Digital Library, MiAaHDL. Description: 1 online resource (

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The Tin Drum (German: Die Blechtrommel) is a novel by Günter Grass. The novel is the first book of Grass's Danziger Trilogie (Danzig Trilogy). The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) by Günter Grass; 75 editions; First DAISY for print-disabled Download ebook for print-disabled (DAISY). 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.

But Oskar is disappointed to find that the baby persists in growing up, and will not join him in ceasing to grow at the age of three. During the war, Oskar joins a troupe of performing dwarfs who entertain the German troops at the front line. But when his second love, the diminutive Roswitha, is killed by Allied troops in the invasion of Normandy , Oskar returns to his family in Danzig where he becomes the leader of a criminal youth gang akin to the Edelweiss Pirates.


The Russian army soon captures Danzig, and Alfred is shot by invading troops after he goes into seizures while swallowing his party pin to avoid being revealed as a Nazi. Mounting tensions compel Oskar to live apart from Maria and Kurt; he decides on a flat owned by the Zeidlers. Upon moving in, he falls in love with Sister Dorothea, a neighbor, but he later fails to seduce her.

During an encounter with fellow musician Klepp, Klepp asks Oskar how he has an authority over the judgement of music. Oskar, willing to prove himself once and for all, picks up his drum and sticks despite his vow to never play again after Alfred's death, and plays a measure on his drum. They are discovered by Mr.

The Tin Drum by Günter Grass – the greatest novel of the 20th century

Schmuh, who invites them to play at the Onion Cellar club. After a virtuoso performance, a record company talent seeker discovers Oskar the jazz drummer and offers a contract.

Oskar soon achieves fame and riches. One day while walking through a field he finds a severed finger: the ring finger of Sister Dorothea, who has been murdered. He then meets and befriends Vittlar.

Oskar allows himself to be falsely convicted of the murder and is confined to an insane asylum , where he writes his memoirs. Main characters The novel is divided into three books. The main characters in each book are:[1] Book One: Oskar Matzerath: Writes his memoirs from to , age 28 to 30, appearing as a zeitgeist throughout historic milestones. He is the novel's main protagonist and unreliable narrator.

Bruno Munsterberg: Oskar's keeper, who watches him through a peep hole.

He makes knot sculptures inspired by Oskar's stories. Anna Koljaiczek Bronski: Oskar's grandmother, conceives Oscar's mother in , which is when his memoir begins.

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Contact us Contact us Offices Media contacts Catalogues. My problem with the book wasn't th My reaction to finishing this book was 'thank god that's over'.

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My problem with the book wasn't the confusing structure, the occasional nasty scene don't read this book if you're planning on eating eels anytime soon but that I just couldn't stand the writing.

I'm guessing that much of the humor was lost in translation, but what irritated me the most were the lame lyrical sections.

Sentences like "long after I had lain down I was still standing on coconut fibres, and that is why I was unable to sleep; for nothing is more stimulating, more sleep-dispelling, more thought provoking than standing barefoot on a coconut fiber map" are pretty much bullshit and it doesn't help that I heard Werner Herzog in my head when I read them.

And there are a lot of them in this book. There's not enough realism to make the magic interesting. The crazy characters are intersting and funny at first, but there's no connection between them, and after a while their strangeness gets boring and repetitive.Your rating has been recorded.

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