Book :: The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum
By: Günter Grass
Pages: 567
Published: 1959
Genre(s): Germany
Magical Realism
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1999)
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The Tin Drum, one of the great novels of the twentieth century, was published in Ralph Manheim's outstanding translation in 1959. It became a runaway bestseller and catapulted its young author to the forefront of world literature. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, along with Grass’s publishers all over the world, is bringing out a new...

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pure delight!!!

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Oscar Matzerat is a kid who decides not to grow and be always three years old, but after a hard confrontation with a complex world in the middle of the war, his vision of life changes. I read this book twenty years ago and I don’t remember many details, but I still remember some powerful scenes about the absurd of human behavior, the best and the worst of human condition and vision of Germany from inside during the World War II.

Mar 12th, 2013

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39th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

70th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

56th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

88th on Books of the Century by Waterstone