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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Or, rather, I loved to hate it, while I was reading it.

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A reviewer might have described it as ‘sardonically irreverant’ had not Waiting for Guffman been the source of the phrase. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in He is confined to an asylum where he writes his memoirs for us to read. He stopped growing, break glass with his voice blehtrommel annoy people with his tin drum.

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

Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: The novel is divided into three books. Ci sono passaggi veramente memorabili personalmente ho apprezzato, in particolar modo il capitolo intitolato: I think that it would be a good companion read to Gravity’s Rainbow by Pynchon. You smile and laugh when you feel happy and cry when you are pierced by pain.

My problem with the book wasn’t th My reaction to finishing this book was ‘thank god that’s over’.

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From there he experiences the world around or above him, drawing his conclusions, growing intellectually. Or was it the heavenly Gasman with grasw gas meter under his arm, ticking away. The Poles claimed blechtromnel as one of their own and their hearts were gladdened whenever he spoke Polish in public for which they cannot be blamed. But when his second love, the diminutive Roswitha, is killed by Allied troops in the invasion of NormandyOskar returns to his family in Danzig where he becomes the leader of a criminal youth gang akin to the Edelweiss Pirates.


Drumming The very first fnter in this novel is one of the most revealing ones, I think: Schmuh, who invites them to play at the Onion Cellar club.

I trass a diary in middle school and took great care to document events like the OKC bombing with the utmost reverence and professionalism. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source dir your translation. An aggressive indifference The clash between art and war is a constant theme: Oskar Matzerath isn’t reliable at all! I bet Grass as a young child was obsessed with the story of Cupid and his struggle between right and wrong the way young Oskar is obsessed with reading the contrasting material of Rasputin and Goethe.

How can a midget who can barely talk win this prize? View all 5 comments. An entire gullible nation believed faithfully in Santa Claus. It was adapted into a filmwhich won both the Palme d’Or grrass, in the same year, and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film the following year.

Oskar is clearly a villain. Paperbackpages.

He reduces this farce we call sanity to rubble. The book begins with lines: I think with the tin drum device Grass found the ideal symbol for his writing. He’s diabolically clever and comes out on top no matter what befalls him.

Günter Grass – Die Blechtrommel : Kommentar und Materialien

We all are born again drenched in sweats and stink. Or you can start by declaring that novels can no longer be written, and then, behind your own back as it were, produce a mighty blockbuster that establishes you as the last of the great novelists.

Dripping with arrogance and wit against a macabre backdrop, The Tin Drum follows our sturdy-at-three-feet protagonist Oskar from his vivid recollections of his own birth through Hitler’s occupations of Danzig, DE and Oskar’s familial Poland through many other no doubt exciting and bleak adventures that I haven’t yet encountered in reading. He shares bblechtrommel place with the much older statue of Oskar Matzerath. I AM an inmate of a mental hospital; my keeper is watching me, he grads lets me out of his sight; there’s a peep-hole in the door, and my keeper’s eye is the shade of brown that can never see through a blue-eyed type like me.


At one point, Oskar decides he wants to take refuge from the world in a Mental Hospital with comfy beds. The story revolves around the life of Oskar Matzerath, as narrated by himself when confined in a mental Did you spot Charles Aznavour in there!? I also did not agree with everything he uttered, but, at the very least, what he uttered was always deliberate and worth considering.

As a side note I like to mention that reading this chapter was a strange experience for me.

Back then the situation was more complicated. He himself corrects lies he has told you half a book before – putting an asterisk on everything he says. The story revolves around the life of Oskar Matzerath, as narrated by himself when confined in a blechtrpmmel hospital during the years — But as far as I and my keeper Bruno are concerned, I beg to state that we are both heroes, quite different heroes, he behind his peephole, I in front of it; and that when he opens the door, the two of us, for all our friendship and loneliness, are still far from being some nameless mass devoid of heroes.

The fact that a lot of information comes from his drum is not too much satisfying either. I thought it was interesting in the abstract, but at times I couldn’t stand blechtromjel it. How does he do it? My memories of my own grandmother now smell li Funny I missed rating and reviewing this jewel.

He also worked as an author and traveled frequently.

Nathan, ‘A Novel Idea’ bookclub. The epic sweep of Grass’ novel satirises German nationalism and the rise and fall of the Nazi movement.