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 an gntrr to violence that disconnects from everyday reality. At times he seems to be trying to make it difficult for us to relate to him – this book can be a thousand things, but it is definitively not a melodrama. Nasceu Oskar que, ou era filho de Alfred, ou de Jan.

He stopped growing, break glass with his voice and annoy people with his tin drum. A tangent on the tone: Views Read Edit View history.

I learned there is a small monument in appreciation of Grass and his novel in a catholic church — of all places. He volunteered for submarine service with the Kriegsmarine “to get out of the confinement he felt as a teenager in his parents’ house” which he considered – in a very negative way blecytrommel civic Catholic lower middle class.

He wasn’t the German soldier who feels sorry for what he did. The book is a comic masterpiece, a fanciful rendering of Germany during the war and after. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation.


Paperbackpages. The images were so clear, and seemed so familiar that I have a hard time to figure out how they came to my mind in the first place. His favorite places for this are under the skirts of his grandma, under tables, and in cupboards. Gifted with a piercing shriek that can shatter glass or be used as a weapon, Oskar declares himself to be one of those “clairaudient infants”, whose “spiritual development is complete at birth and only needs to affirm itself”. You can start a grase in the middle, then strike out boldly backward and forward to create confusion.

With his novels against oblivion, with his articles in newspapers, with his whole being as a politically active intellectual. This occurs throughout the whole book. But hey, it’s just ghter theory. I haven’t read any Goethe or Rasputin. 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 to retain it.

The production is mostly sung, and features the story from birth through the war, and then ends with Oskar marrying Maria.

Oskar tells us that at his baptism in the local Catholic church he deliberately does not renounce Satan which the adults present, including his putative father, Jan Bronski attribute to his “retardation.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was so full of perversion, of the grotesque, and I was 20 and a “good girl” a I had an intense reaction to this book. 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.


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He then meets and befriends Vittlar. He harasses and terrifies the poor nurse, Sister Dorothea. Grass prefers to give his reader the sunny version of history.

I meanwhile, conjure up Poland on my drum. Or, rather, Thank Grass.

He also worked as an author and ddie frequently. An aggressive indifference The clash between art and war is a constant theme: It didn’t happen to me, it happened to dolly. If you ever wondered whether the narrator you’re dealing with is reliable or not, here’s one case where it’s pretty easy to decide.

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The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

He is using both first person pronouns and his name to talk about himself – at times in the same sentence. But Santa Claus was really the gas man. Let grasd of your circumscribed thoughts and enjoy the thrilling, pounding moments life has to offer.

Sherbet fizz Re-Read details: Ich bewerte daher die Teile einzeln: Disturbing because what is responded by laughter should be responded by tears.