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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Even in translation, his language is dazzling, and one thing is certain: He refuses to speak, and communicates by banging on his titular drum.

Trivia About The Tin Drum. He hid and denied this most of his life and in fact spent much of his later life denouncing the Nazis.

The Tin Drum

He wasn’t the English soldier who sees the horrors of war. Through all this, a toy tin drum, the first of which he received as a present on his third birthday, followed by many replacement drums each time he wears one out from over-vigorous drumming, remains his treasured possession; he is willing to commit violence diw retain it.

He always identified himself as a Kashubian. I couldn’t believe it.

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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. This is so much so gntsr even episodes that deal directly with war events talk about them in an off-hand way. However this book uses war references in a different context just as some fiction books refers to classics.


Kobyella pulled me back. Danzig Oskar is born in and growing up or not growing up in a suburb of the city of Danzig.

We all are born again drenched in sweats and stink. My memories of my own grandmother now smell like butter. Sincehe lived in West Germany, but in his fiction he frequently returned to the Danzig of his childhood. Poland’s lost, but not forever, all’s lost, but not forever, Poland’s not lost forever. And magic is all about believing. Bladder control shattered, heart rate rising, laughter spouting, everyone surrenders.

I learned there is a small monument in appreciation of Grass and his novel in a catholic church — of all places.

A model attribution edit summary using German: Though the tone may be fantastic, Grass does a better job of capturing life under Nazi rule than anything else I have ever read. The fact that a lot of information comes from his drum is not too much satisfying either.

The devotee of nurses! Oftentimes the beauty is buried in dirt and hard-earned, and rgass even look like anything lovely at all once you get to it. Oskar is born in Danzig also ggrass as Gdanskthe sometimes German but most often Polish, city on the Baltic coast. However, almost nobody listens to him, so the catastrophe goes on Oskar soon achieves fame and riches. Grass was raised a Catholic. And there are a lot of them in this book. That somewhat sums Did attitude towards war.


Right at the beginning he lets his narrator issue the following statement about the so-called “crisis” of modern novel: I had an intense grxss to this book. The disabled man was already weakening, was about to stretch forth his hand and grant me happiness, when machine-gun fire entered the nursery and antitank shells exploded at the main entrance; Kobyella flung me into the corner with Jan Bronski, flung himself behind his gun and loaded for a second time while my eyes remained fixed on the tin drum.

Günter Grass – Die Blechtrommel : Volker Neuhaus :

Oskar bears some culpability for both blechtrommsl his presumptive fathers’ deaths since he leads Joseph Bronski to the Polish Post Office in an effort to get his drum blechttrommel and since he returns Alfred Matzerath’s Nazi party pin while the latter is being interrogated by Soviet soldiers.

Divorced inhe remarried in I also did not agree with everything he uttered, but, at the very least, what he uttered was always deliberate and worth considering.

But I don’t really care. The main characters in each book are: