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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: 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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One Bizzare Novel

by Bobb-Katt (WorldCat user published 2015-10-22) Very Good Permalink

This was one of the most bizarre books I have ever read.  The dust cover description of it being historically based and taking place in 1930's and 1940's Nazi Germany made it appealing to me.  However, many of the storylines and even the plot is very drawn-out and the unbelievable traits...
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