Günter Grass: Die Blechtrommel (Buchbesprechung mit ausführlicher Inhaltsangabe und Rezension von Dieter Wunderlich). Original print of the cover art of the Gunter Grass’ most famous work Die Blechtrommel. Signed by Gunter Grass on the bottom right hand. the art of Giinter Grass, who achieves balance through contrarities, through a juxtaposition The angular line of chronological narrative in Die Blechtrommel is .

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He retains the stature of a child while living through the beginning of World War II, several love affairs, and the world of postwar Europe. June The Tin Drum. For other uses, see Tin drum disambiguation. Jul 27, Erwin rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 9 comments.

But you hold it in your hands and it will move you. He has one sister, who was born in And if that’s not complicated enough, Danzig was primarily inhabited by ethnic Germans, while Poland was given full rights to develop and maintain transportation, communication, postal services, and port facilities in the city. So the author’s real life story resembles that of Oskar in a way. This indifference attracts an equal indifference from us.

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Blcehtrommel template wayback links Articles containing German-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Articles to be expanded from October All articles to be expanded Articles needing translation from German Wikipedia Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. I think with the tin drum device Grass found the ideal symbol for his writing.


The novel that is not novel On the surface, this is a fairly simple, easy to gras book. Cupid aka Erosthe god of Love, is depicted as a child, like a tiny cherub.

But I don’t really care. Oskar expresses some remorse and sorrow for them, but it seems these are mostly “crocodile tears”. Maybe I’ll try the movie. While the tale might seem weird it succeeds brilliantly in Grass’s rendering.

Maybe, although unlikely, we had to read this single gntrr way back in school, and that I simply forgot about this fact, but I doubt it.

Quotes from The Tin Rie. The odd assortment of sentiments life makes us experience is ultimately what being human is. Some carry Chopin in their hearts, others thoughts of revenge. He wasn’t the journalist who show us the real face of war. She is married to Matzerath. With his novels against oblivion, with his articles in newspapers, with his whole being as a politically active intellectual.

He is confined to an asylum where he writes his memoirs for us to read.

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Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: It is not pleasant to revisit them. His mother was a nurse and he too has blechtrojmel fetish for nurses, red cross nurses; another common sight in WWII.


He becomes a dwarf because he decides to stop growing at age three to avoid having to work in his family’s grocery store. War as such doesn’t show up much in the vnter except a few chapters it contains no soldiers and guns. Oscar doesn’t much like Gnterr, but he has a love-hate relationship with Jesus Hitler’s title ‘Fuhrer’ literally means guardian; so does the word ‘Christ’ – depending upon his mood he doesn’t believe in Jesus, believes in Jesus, is a messenger of Jesus, is Jesus himself, is father of Jesus etc.

Through all this, a toy tin drum, the first of which he received as a present de his third birthday, followed by many replacement drums each time he wears one out blehtrommel over-vigorous drumming, remains his treasured possession; he is willing to commit violence to retain it.

I have to believe that Grass-the-author married his own childhood obsession with the mischeivous physically stunted Cupid with a tongue in cheek account of his own wartime experiences and yielded one of the greatest works of the twentieth century.

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So America will blechtrommeel the new Fascist state? He listen Nazi new conquests for learning geography. And there are a lot of them in this book. There are awful images and episodes that stick with me.