Editorial Reviews. Review. At the ages of fourteen and fifteen, I had read Great Expectations The Tin Drum - site edition by Gunter Grass, Breon Mitchell. Read "The Tin Drum" by Günter Grass available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. The Tin Drum, one of the. OCLC Number: Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.]: HathiTrust Digital Library, MiAaHDL. Description: 1 online resource (

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The Tin Drum (German: Die Blechtrommel) is a novel by Günter Grass. The novel is the first book of Grass's Danziger Trilogie (Danzig Trilogy). The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) by Günter Grass; 75 editions; First DAISY for print-disabled Download ebook for print-disabled (DAISY). Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar.

Initial reaction to The Tin Drum was mixed. It was called blasphemous and pornographic by some, and legal action was taken against it and Grass. However, by sentiment had cemented into public acceptance, and it soon became recognized as a classic of post-World War II literature, both in Germany and around the world.

A translation into English by Ralph Manheim was published in A new 50th anniversary translation into English by Breon Mitchell was published in It covers only Books 1 and 2, concluding at the end of the war.

To "beat a tin drum" when used as an idiom means to create a disturbance in order to bring attention to a cause. My Dashboard Get Published. Sign in with your eLibrary Card close.

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Danzig Trilogy. He refuses to speak, and communicates by banging on his titular drum. I gather this is supposed to reflect German societies refusal to accept the realities of the rise of Nazism and their complicity in it.

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But I don't really care. My problem with the book wasn't th My reaction to finishing this book was 'thank god that's over'. My problem with the book wasn't the confusing structure, the occasional nasty scene don't read this book if you're planning on eating eels anytime soon but that I just couldn't stand the writing. I'm guessing that much of the humor was lost in translation, but what irritated me the most were the lame lyrical sections.

Sentences like "long after I had lain down I was still standing on coconut fibres, and that is why I was unable to sleep; for nothing is more stimulating, more sleep-dispelling, more thought provoking than standing barefoot on a coconut fiber map" are pretty much bullshit and it doesn't help that I heard Werner Herzog in my head when I read them. Stories are told.

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Characters wander in and out. Koljaiczek as a known arsonist is forced to assume the identity of a dead man. Even so, it is not enough and facing exposure he flees, most probably to his death by drowning, or possibly, and very unlikely, to a new life in America.

In the timber trade with Canada. His story quickly becomes complicated as his mother marries the grocer Alfred Matzerrath, but resumes her romance with her cousin Jan, leaving Oskar with two fathers.

Jan is the romantic, but Alfred can cook.

In Oskar, Grass has a witness whose story begins in childhood. As a baby he was already advanced. There it hangs, brand-new, zigzagged white and red, on my tummy.

There I am, self-assured, my face solemn and resolute, my drumsticks crossed upon the tin. There I am in my striped sweater…There my hair stands, like a brush ready for action atop my head, there, mirrored in each blue eye, a will to power that needs no followers.

There I am back then, in a stance I found no reason to abandon. There and then I decided, there I declared, there I decreed, that I would never be a politician and most certainly not a grocer, that I would make a point instead of remaining as I was — and so I did, remained that size, kept that attire, for years to come.

Her death is the first of many. In a novel that never becomes sentimental Grass achieves moments of unexpected beauty.

Mama could be very timid.Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: Die blechtrommel. Boxid IA Elizabeth Kolbert.

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Oskar holds conversations with both Jesus and Satan throughout the book. My problem with the book wasn't the confusing structure, the occasional nasty scene don't read this book if you're planning on eating eels anytime soon but that I just couldn't stand the writing.

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