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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Die Danziger Trilogie 3 books. Nowadays the Germans have started searching for Poland with credits, Leicas, and compasses, with radar, divining rods, delegations, and moth-eaten provincial students’ associations in costume. Sincehe lived in West Germany, but in his fiction he frequently returned to the Danzig of his childhood.

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Sie pfiff, ohne ein Lied zu meinen, und scharrte mit dem Haselstock die erste gare Kartoffel aus der Asche. Mounting tensions compel Oskar to live apart from Maria and Kurt; he decides on a flat owned by the Zeidlers.

In and gnted worked in a mine and received a stonemason’s education. And this is what I drum: After the baptism, Oskar whispers to Satan who seems to be alive and well within him: In there nlechtrommel remembers his early childhood in Danzig through the late s right before The Tin Drum.

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I thought it was interesting in the abstract, but at times I couldn’t stand reading it. Though the tone may be fantastic, Grass does a better job of capturing life under Nazi rule than anything else I have ever read. Jan 24, Jr Bacdayan rated it really liked it. War as such doesn’t show up much in the book except a few chapters it contains no soldiers and guns. The bane of propaganda assemblies! Era uma vez uma mulher chamada Anna que escondeu debaixo de quatro saias um fugitivo e nove meses depois nasceu Agnes.


Here is another extract on Kristallnacht: Still there are enough differences, MC is more magical realism, Tin Drum is more about unreliable narrator Unreliable Narrator Why would you consider a narrator unreliable? During the war, Oscar gain popularity as an artist who could break glasses through his voice showing how much Germans loved being shouted at while after war it is his drumming the creative art that gets prominence.

Hence you must take everything he says with a pinch, correction a bowl full of salt. Danzig Oskar is born in and growing up or not growing up in a suburb of the city of Danzig.

Onions and Potatos In the very first chapter, I was reminded of Midnight Children because of Oscar’s conversational tone of narrative – same as that of Saleem Shinai.

There are many other characters in this colorful, picaresque tale. The story revolves around the life of Oskar Matzerath, as narrated by himself when confined in a mental hospital during the years — He is you and me.

In addition he always carries a toy with him and that’s finally the titular tin drum. We must perform, we must run the show. For more guidance, see Wikipedia: Divorced inhe remarried in But the truth was, the day of the bombing sucked because we had to wait outside in our show choir dresses in the rain because some kid called in a copycat bomb threat to our school the same day.

My problem with the book wasn’t th My reaction to finishing this book was ‘thank god that’s over’. The later half of book is full of symbols of war guilt. 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. Besides German father’s death in trying to swallow Nazi pin, we have Oscar’s fall in a open grave mirroring German fall at end of war and working as grave stone architect too many dead in war but no symbol is as prominent as hunchback he develops when he chose to grow-up just a little at the end of war.


Teil sollte man sich nicht beeindrucken oder abhalten lassen.

An entire gullible nation believed faithfully in Santa Claus. Funny I missed rating and reviewing this jewel. He shares this place with the much older statue of Oskar Matzerath. I pointed to the drum in despair. But some part of me must have understood. Both figures drive “history” in the carousel of Oskar’s fever-dream, culminating in a sense of xie non-consciousness or nihilistic empty time to use the language of Walter Benjamin.

The Tin Drum has religious overtones, both Jewish and Christian. Upon moving in, he falls in love with Sister Dorothea, a neighbor, but he later fails to seduce her. It might be something else, something really painful. The latter event plays a vital part in this story, and Oskar becomes a first-hand witness of it. Published by Vintage first published Back then the situation was more complicated. The epic sweep of Grass’ novel satirises German nationalism and the rise and fall of the Nazi movement.

Oskar Matzerath isn’t reliable at all!

The production is mostly sung, and features the story from birth through the war, and then ends with Oskar marrying Maria. Come fai a dargli meno di 4 stelle, ma che faticaccia!