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The tin drum

Author: Günter Grass
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990, ©1989.
Series: Vintage International (Series)
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and who, as the novel begins, is being held in a mental institution. Willfully stunting his growth at three feet for many years, wielding his tin drum and piercing scream as anarchistic weapons, he provides a profound yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Günter Grass
ISBN: 067972575X 9780679725756
OCLC Number: 20217959
Notes: Translation of: Die Blechtrommel.
Description: 591 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Book one: Wide skirt --
Under the raft --
Moth and light bulb --
Photograph album --
Smash a little windowpane --
Schedule --
Rasputin and the alphabet --
Stockturm. Long-distance song effects --
Rostrum --
Shopwindows --
No wonder --
Good Friday fare --
Tapered at the foot end --
Herbert Truczinski's back --
Niobe --
Faith, hope, love --
Book two: Scrap metal --
Polish post office --
Card house --
He lies in Saspe --
Maria --
Fizz powder --
Special communques --
How Oskar took his helplessness to Mrs. Greff --
165 lbs. --
Bebra's Theater at the Front --
Inspection of concrete, or barbaric, mystical, bored --
Imitation of Christ --
Dusters --
Christmas play --
Ant trail --
Should I or shouldn't I? --
Disinfectant --
Growth in a freight car --
Book three: Firestones and tombstones --
Fortuna North --
Madonna --
Hedgehog --
In the clothes cupboard --
Klepp --
On the fiber rug --
In the onion cellar --
On the Atlantic Wall, or Concrete external --
Ring finger --
Last streetcar, or adoration of a preserving jar --
Thirty --
Glossary.
Series Title: Vintage International (Series)
Other Titles: Blechtrommel.
Responsibility: by Günter Grass ; translated from the German by Ralph Manheim.
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Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and who, as the novel begins, is being held in a mental institution. Willfully stunting his growth at three feet for many years, wielding his tin drum and piercing scream as anarchistic weapons, he provides a profound yet hilarious perspective on both German history and the human condition in the modern world.

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