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They are discovered by Mr. After a virtuoso performance, a record company talent seeker discovers Oskar the jazz drummer and offers a contract. He also worked as an author and traveled frequently. Die Blechtrommel ist eine unbedingte Leseempfehlung.

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Gunter Grass is the only winner of the Nobel Prize able to speak Kaszub a weird Slavic language still spoken in the area of Danzig. Die Danziger Trilogie 1. For showing us this world from another perspective.

The novel is divided into three books. But I don’t really care. Around the Year i The hunchback shows up later, after an illness when he is older. When there is firing going blecjtrommel, Oskar spends his time playing cards inside.

He comes to us as a baby, yet he stays in our hearts a legend. You see, all of us, like Herr Oskar, start fresh thinking ourselves timelessly young, forever denying adulthood, jesters forever being three-year-olds. In another scene our dwarf hero is seen leading his street gangs to invade church Hitler brought down synagogues.

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Like Oscar’s drumming, It could have been a more enchanting book for people who have lived through the war – unlike me who has to google out everything. So the author’s real life story resembles that of Oskar in a way. His favorite toy is Tin Drum – a common sight in war times, for armies marched on sound of drums. If you want to read one blechtrommdl by this Nobel laureate, I would suggest starting here – you will have a hard time putting ggrass down.

My problem with the book wasn’t th My reaction to finishing this book was ‘thank god that’s over’. Little Oskar grows blexhtrommel in a German household with relatives in both the Kaszub and Polish camps. I think that it would be a good companion read to Gravity’s Rainbow by Pynchon.

In turn the Russians arrive and expel the Germans all of which Grass presents in relatively jolly terms. A tin drum in his arms, he echoes a steady beat that moves one to lose track of the pretenses we mask ourselves with.

It is really difficult to sympathetic with this guy. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in German. Take brass young man. Funny I missed rating and reviewing this jewel. Oskar expresses some remorse and sorrow for them, but it seems these are mostly “crocodile tears”.


In the episode on the attack of the Polish Post Office, for example, the main thrust is not the fighting but Oskar’s determined search in the post office for a new tin drum: I can go there in less than an hour by car if traffic allowsand I could visit the places mentioned in the book. Trivia About The Tin Drum. This is the lodestar, the mandrake root, the intrepid ooze making friends in the lukewarm pools of primeval poetry.

June The Tin Drum 25 30 Aug 17, I wonder how many tears he shed while he wrote this book which I haven’t read yet Grass is above all good natured. Let go of your circumscribed thoughts and enjoy the thrilling, pounding moments life has to offer. I read this book many years ago, but I am still thinking about it. Showing us WW2 – and war in general- from another perspective. Oskar goes on to live a life of crime, including committing several murders.

But you hold it in your hands and it will move you.