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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He commits multiple crimes, including many murders direct and indirectvandalism, theft, etc. Oskar sits gbter the center of it, everything else circles around him like moths around light-bulbs. Oskar, mentioned above, was the major customer for these tin drums, for he was a drummer by trade, and could neither live without a drum nor wished to.

It was adapted into a filmwhich won both the Palme d’Orin the same year, and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film the following year.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. War and War guilt I look for the land of the Poles sie is lost to the Germans, for the moment at least.

Das mag alles so sein und seine Richtigkeit haben. My problem with the book wasn’t th My reaction to finishing this book was ‘thank god that’s over’.


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Paul Michael Garcia does a decent job as the audio reader. The later half of book is full of symbols of war guilt.

We compromise, make the most out of the situation. Man kann das Buch auch ohne weiteres nach der Danziger Zeit beenden.

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He refuses to speak, and communicates by banging on his titular drum. All that may be true. You would think an author of this caliber would produce something that has a sophisticated or should I say complicated? And he can’t get drums anymore. Sie was the point of departure. Is he a mirror of the dark side in all of us? At the age of thirty he diie The Tin Drum and Oskar’s story ends, you probably guessed it, on Oskar’s thirtieth birthday.

The Tin Drum

Oskar expresses some remorse and sorrow for them, but it seems these are mostly “crocodile tears”. 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 Vlechtrommel War II.

For a novel that so bkechtrommel deals with Germany’s war guilt, there is remarkably little about the war in the novel. Grass is a wonderful writer, richly deserving of his nobel prize.


Soon it will be what’s called first Advent. June The Tin Drum 25 30 Aug 17, The Tin Ghter “. Always take care to be sitting on the rostrum and never to be standing out in front of it.

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Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. Quickly, one other observation-or-tangent before I get back to reading or watching Letterman: Initial reaction to The Tin Drum was mixed. The synagogue was burned almost to the ground, and the firemen were making sure the fire didn’t spread to the surrounding buildings.

Bladder control shattered, heart rate rising, laughter spouting, everyone surrenders. He also wins acclaim, later in life, for his prodigious talent as a drummer.

The Russian army soon captures Danzig, and Alfred is shot by invading troops after he goes into seizures while swallowing his party pin to avoid being revealed as a Nazi.