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The tin drum.

Author: Günter Grass; Ralph Manheim
Publisher: [New York] Pantheon Books [1963, ©1962]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView 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
Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Günter Grass; Ralph Manheim
OCLC Number: 295074
Description: 591 pages 22 cm
Other Titles: Blechtrommel.
Responsibility: 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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