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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There isn’t always easy beauty, or recognizable beauty around us. The bane of propaganda assemblies! Because he remains looking like a small child for all of his life, and small children are supposed to invent fantastical events, don’t they? You would think an author of this caliber would produce something that has a sophisticated or should I say complicated? Showing us WW2 – and war in general- from another perspective. He wasn’t the German soldier who feels sorry for what he did.

The synagogue was burned almost to the ground, and the firemen were making sure the fire didn’t spread to the surrounding buildings. Kobyella pulled me back. How can a midget who can barely talk win this prize? Take care blechtromel man.

Indeed, the closer he gets to the exposed raw nerve, the more oblique Grass becomes. Located at the Baltic Sea, with borders to the German Empire and Poland, Danzig and its surrounding settlements were declared free in in accordance to the treaty of Versailles after World War I.

October Click [show] for important translation instructions. Exact name of German article]]; see nlechtrommel history for attribution. During the War, Oskar supports either the Polish opposition or the Nazis even though he doesn’t particularly like the Nazisdepending on what’s convenient for him.

I really wanted to like this book, and I know a lot of people love it, but I’m never reading this one again. View all 17 comments. Die Danziger Trilogie 3 books. Maybe I’ll try the movie. Mounting tensions compel Oskar gter live gntsr from Maria and Kurt; he decides on a flat owned by the Zeidlers.


The mound was set ablaze, and the grocer took the opportunity to warm his hands and his passions at the public fire. He wasn’t the Blechtrommrl soldier who sees the horrors of war.

For a novel that so famously deals with Germany’s war guilt, there is remarkably little about the war in the novel. 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 not narrating his story, but rather drumming it.

Günter Grass – Die Blechtrommel : Kommentar und Materialien

Just a moment while we sign you in to grads Goodreads account. The images were so clear, and seemed so familiar that I have a hard time to figure out how they came to my mind in the first place. Oskar is born in Danzig also known as Gdanskthe sometimes German but most often Polish, city on the Baltic coast. At times, it gets a bit trying but Oscar is too busy showing off to care about your time. Oskar allows himself to be falsely convicted of the murder and is confined to an insane asylumwhere he writes his memoirs.

Grass was raised a Catholic. June The Tin Drum 25 30 Aug 17, In the first extract quoted, you’ll note that Grass veers from third to first person, from Oskar to I.

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Still there are enough differences, MC is more magic Onions and Potatos In the very first chapter, I was reminded of Midnight Children because of Oscar’s conversational tone of narrative – same as that of Saleem Shinai. Perhaps you have already found it. I also did not agree with everything he uttered, but, at the very least, what he uttered was always deliberate and worth considering.


But we all bury our tin-drums and we change. Upon moving in, he falls in love with Sister Dorothea, a neighbor, but he later fails to seduce her. My memories of my own grandmother now smell like butter. We compromise, make the most gbter of the situation. The production is mostly sung, and features the story from birth through the war, and then ends with Oskar marrying Maria. Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into blechtrommrl English Wikipedia.

The Tin Drum

I thought he was awful. Oskar got up slowly and avoiding the shattered glass, moved quietly but single-mindedly toward the wooden rack with the toys, mentally constructing a pedestal of boxes on a nursery chair, tall and stable enough to make him the new owner of a brand-new tin drum, when Kobyella’s voice and then the janitor’s horny hand caught up with me.

Outside vnter ruin, civilians yrass men in uniforms were piling up books, sacral objects, and strange pieces of cloth.

Poland’s lost, but not forever, all’s lost, but not forever, Poland’s not lost forever. That somewhat sums Oscar’s attitude towards war. The Christ Child, the Saviour? Unbeknownst to the clueless adults around him who think he’s retarded, is born with the cognitive faculties of an adult.

Schmuh, who invites them to play at the Onion Cellar club. It might be like Oskar, the death of his last remaining parent. Like Oskar, he was an opportunist.