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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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View all 17 comments. But Santa Claus was really the gas man.

I followed along in the ebook as I listened to the audio. After the baptism, Oskar whispers to Satan who seems to be alive and well within him: Aber diese ersten beiden Teile muss man gelesen haben.

The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

The disabled man was already weakening, was about to stretch forth his hand and grant me happiness, when machine-gun fire entered the nursery and antitank shells exploded at the main entrance; Kobyella flung me into the corner with Jan Bronski, flung himself behind his gun and loaded for a second time while my eyes remained fixed on the tin drum.

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The story revolves around the life of Oskar Matzerath, as narrated by himself when confined in a mental hospital during blechfrommel years — 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 blechtromme, almost Dickens long.

And the first and second through fourth Advent will be turned on like a gas cock, so that it smells believably of walnuts and almonds, so that all those nutcrackers can take comfort in belief: Outside the ruin, civilians and men in uniforms were piling up books, sacral objects, and strange pieces of cloth. As an unreliable narrator, he may contradict himself within his autobiography, as with his varying accounts of, but not exclusively, the Defense of the Polish Post Office, his grandfather Koljaiczek’s fate, his blecutrommel status over Kurt, Maria’s son, and many others.


But the little drummer boy picks it up again and starts drumming stronger and louder than ever, in fact he says that the he is blechtromeml narrating his story, but rather drumming it.

After his lawyer exonerates him and he is let out of the mental institution, he contemplates going to America, where his grandfather an arsonist might be living. The main character and belchtrommel is Oskar Matzerath, a dwarf and later on, a hunchbacked dwarfwho develops a precocious genius for drumming as a toddler. And here is how he deals with Kristallnacht, where Oskar is again searching for tin drums: Blehtrommel story of a magical little man is the embodiment of the human experience.

So America will become the new Fascist state? This indifference attracts an equal indifference from us.

The Tin Drum

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. Let go of your circumscribed thoughts and enjoy the thrilling, pounding moments life has to offer.

The odd assortment of sentiments life makes us experience is ultimately what being human is.

We not-so-young keep adulthood at bay, dje bunch of Peter Pans frolicking around the world, being silly happy, irresponsible, doing what we want, persons stuck in an age where we are merely infants, barely kids. Man kann das Buch auch ohne weiteres nach der Danziger Zeit beenden. I pointed to the drum in despair. Once MC was in my mind couldn’t help locating similarities – both narrators start their stories with first meeting of their maternal grandparents, both like talking about sex, both of them feel need to hide from world Oskar in grandmother’s skirts, Shinai in londery box etc.


The Tin Drum – Wikipedia

Nathan, ‘A Novel Idea’ bookclub. 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.

Ergibt die mathematischen 4 Sterne. But some part of me must have understood. Heil, Oskar Koljaiczek Matzerath-Bronski! The destroyer of glass! Although it’s not the same drum all the time, because continuously drumming such a thing wears it out after a couple of weeks, and the drum has to be replaced.

He comes to us as a baby, yet he stays in our hearts a legend. We compromise, make the most out of the situation.

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Not to have finished it; I was grateful that I got to read it in the first place. Ma, come accadrebbe a chiunque, nei giorni in cui un senso di colpa sgarbato e impossibile da scacciare mi abbatte sui guanciali del mio letto di manicomio, cerco di appigliarmi alla mia ignoranza, che allora venne di moda, e che ancora oggi molti si portano in giro. After blecytrommel war they became refugees.

The book is a comic masterpiece, a fanciful rendering of Germany during the war and after. Grass obviously wasn’t very fond of this.