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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There is his “master”, Bebra, who enlists Oskar to join blechtrommdl travelling show at one point and at a later time, contracts him to play concerts throughout Germany. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Disgusted with so much along the way, but to my great surprise I found myself touched.

After the war they became refugees.

Ma, come accadrebbe a chiunque, nei giorni in blschtrommel un senso di colpa sgarbato e impossibile da scacciare mi abbatte sui guanciali del mio letto di manicomio, cerco di appigliarmi alla mia ignoranza, che allora venne di moda, e che ancora oggi molti si portano in giro.

This was the point of departure.

The Tin Drum

Disturbing because what is responded by laughter should be responded by tears. Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. From there he experiences the world around or above him, drawing his conclusions, growing intellectually. I gather this is supposed to reflect German societies refusal to accept the realities of the rise of Nazism and their complicity in it.

Once upon a time there was a grocer who closed his shop one November day because something was going on in the city, took his son Oskar by hlechtrommel hand and travelled with the Number Five tram to Langgasser Gate, because the synagogue there was on fire, as were those in Zoppot and Langfuhr.


In addition he always carries a toy with him and that’s finally the titular tin drum.

Günter Grass – Die Blechtrommel : Kommentar und Materialien

Era uma vez um menino chamado Kurt que, ou era filho de Alfred, ou de Oskar. But by blexhtrommel time the black cook called death is looming just around the corner. I am lost for more words here but one: But we all bury our tin-drums and we change.

I pointed to the drum in despair. Mounting tensions compel Oskar to live apart from Maria and Kurt; he decides on a flat owned by the Zeidlers. Aug 27, Jonfaith rated it it was amazing. As an unreliable narrator, he may contradict himself within his autobiography, as with his varying accounts of, but not exclusively, the Defense of ide Polish Post Office, his grandfather Koljaiczek’s fate, his paternal status over Kurt, Maria’s son, and many others.

Take care, young man. The scenes describing blechtrommeel flight in a boxcar from Danzig to West Germany are the most disturbing ones, so I better skip these too. The novel is strongly political in nature, although it goes beyond a political novel in the writing’s stylistic plurality. He wasn’t the English soldier who sees the horrors of war.

Günter Grass – Die Blechtrommel : Volker Neuhaus :

Or, rather, Thank Grass. It made me think of grzss psychiatrists give dolls to abused children, and have the children tell their story through the doll: They will organize torch light parades. Showing us WW2 – and war in general- from another perspective. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II.


After the baptism, Oskar whispers to Satan who seems to be alive and well within him: The mound was set ablaze, and the grocer took the opportunity to warm his hands and his passions at the public fire.

A reviewer might have described it as ‘sardonically gtass had not Waiting for Guffman been the source of the phrase. 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. He is a weird and amusing fellow. They are discovered by Mr. In turn the Russians arrive and expel the Germans all of which Grass presents in relatively jolly terms.

The epic sweep of Grass’ novel satirises German nationalism and the rise and fall of the Nazi movement. There are some allegorical elements – Oscar’s mother the source of harmony in his world dies at onset of garss, Oscar polish uncle whom he calls his biological father dies when Poland falls to Russians and his German father dies with fall of Germany trying to swallow Nazi party pin.

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The bane of propaganda assemblies! Drum away all the unnecessary baggage and crosses. Sincehe lived in West Germany, but in his fiction he frequently returned to the Danzig of his childhood. But you can see the parallels! The Tin Drum German:

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