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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I don’t mean to say that the novel does not touch on or talk about World War II. View a machine-translated version of the German article. I knew this book is good, but I had no idea it were that good. In this book, seen through the eyes of its diminutive hero, it becomes downright surreal.

Allerdings ist die Geschichte des Oskar Matzerath, der mit drei Jahren beschloss, das Wachsen einzustellen und die Welt zu betrommeln, gespickt von Metaphern, Symbolen und Synonymen.

Oskar Matzerath is an unreliable narratoras his sanity, or insanity, never becomes clear. He’s a little prick and he don’t show sympathy for anyone. The story revolves around the life of Oskar Matzerath, as narrated by himself when confined in a mental hospital during the years — And in art, Cupid is repeatedly depicted as a young naked boy of 3 or 4 with fair skin and shiny golden locks He listen Nazi new conquests for learning geography. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy.

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Still there are enough differences, MC is more magic 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.

Be it magical or real events Oskar is telling, you can’t help but like him. There’s also a period of a few years when he doesn’t drum at all. He was never without his arrows and went on, rooted somewhere between love and mischief, until he fell in love with– oh, I forget who it was.


I don’t think concentration camps were mentioned for even once. This is a story I felt in my stomach. He refuses to speak, and communicates by banging on his titular drum. Still there are enough differences, MC is more magical realism, Tin Drum is more about unreliable narrator Unreliable Narrator Why would you consider a narrator unreliable?

Oskar, pertanto, gestisce il suo stesso sdoppiamento e mentre spezza se stesso fa altrettanto con la dovuta concentrazione della lettura. I’ve read somewhere that Oskar symbolizes Nazism.

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Aug 27, Jonfaith rated it it was amazing. 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.

I really wanted to like this book, and I know a lot of people love it, but I’m never reading this one again. 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. Jul 16, Michael Finocchiaro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Is he a mirror of the dark side in all of us?

Back then the situation was more complicated. The hero who is not heroic So we do have a self-proclaimed hero here, something like that anyway, and his name is Matzerath, Oskar Matzerath.

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I had an intense reaction to this book. He tells his story from this institution and he mentions far too many incredible, fantastical, events that cannot possibly be all true. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in First gntsr stops growing and remains dwarf sized into adult life. View all 16 comments. Kneehigh theatre company with the Everyman theatre produced a theatre adaptation in But — he didn’t.

This story of a magical little man is the embodiment of the human experience. On size of book You may think that with over pages or this long review, it is a long book – do not be deluded by that; through its witty pose, it becomes a much, much, much longer book, almost Dickens long.


But the little drummer boy picks it up again and starts drumming stronger and louder than ever, in fact he blevhtrommel that the he is not narrating his story, but rather drumming it. Nasceu Oskar que, ou blehtrommel filho de Alfred, ou de Jan.

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There are some allegorical elements – Oscar’s mother the source of harmony in his world dies at onset blchtrommel war, 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.

Bladder control shattered, heart rate rising, laughter spouting, everyone surrenders. There is an aspect to violence that disconnects from everyday reality. He also wins acclaim, later in life, for his prodigious talent as a drummer.

Eels, fizz, post offices, onions and Dusters have littered my imagination seemingly forever. I haven’t read any Goethe or Rasputin.

You can be modern, delete all reference to time and distance, and then proclaim or let someone else proclaim that at the eleventh hour you’ve finally solved the space-time problem. At the tender age of three he decides to quit growing. I never read this novel before, of that I’m sure, and I only saw some trailers of the movie. You see, all of us, like Herr Oskar, start fresh thinking ourselves timelessly young, forever denying adulthood, jesters forever being three-year-olds.

That was the point. Who is he again, you ask? In there he remembers his early childhood in Danzig through the late s right before The Tin Drum.

She is married to Matzerath.