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The Tin Drum Gunter Grass

The Tin Drum By Gunter Grass

The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass


$17.49
Condition - Very Good
5 in stock

Summary

Delivers a scathing dissection of the years from 1925 to 1955 through the eyes of Oskar Matzerath, the dwarf whose manic beating on the toy of his retarded childhood fantastically counterpoints the accumulating horrors of Germany and Poland under the Nazis.

The Tin Drum Summary

The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass

The publication of The Tin Drum in 1959 launched Gunter Grass as an author of international repute. Bitter and impassioned, it delivers a scathing dissection of the years from 1925 to 1955 through the eyes of Oskar Matzerath, the dwarf whose manic beating on the toy of his retarded childhood fantastically counterpoints the accumulating horrors of Germany and Poland under the Nazis.

The Tin Drum Reviews

"This is a big book in every sense, full of extraordinary scenes and characters: even on a single reading it seems prodigally rich in comic invention, and demands to be worried at time and again" -- Julian Mitchell Sunday Times "Grass wrote with fury, love, derision, slapstick, pathos - all with an unforgiving conscience" -- John Irving "Grass is one of the master fabulists of our age" -- Michael Ratcliffe The Times "The novel is as monstrous as its hero, pullalating with a kind of anti-life... Gunter Grass may have written the nearest thing to a literary masterpiece his generation is capable of producing" -- David Lodge Spectator "Funny, macabre, disgusting, blasphemous, pathetic, horrifying, erotic, it is an endless delirium, an outrageous phantasmagoria in which dust from Goethe, Hans Andersen, Swift, Rabelais, Joyce, Aristophanes and Rochester dances on the point of a needle in the flame of a candle that was not worth the game" Daily Telegraph

About Gunter Grass

Gunter Grass, born in Danzig in 1927, is Germany's most celebrated contemporary writer. He is a creative artist of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, graphic artist. Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.

Additional information

GOR001267035
9780099466048
009946604X
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-02-05
576
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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