The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum


By (author) Günter Grass, Introduction by John Reddick, Translated by Ralph Manheim

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  • Format: Hardback | 550 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 210mm x 34mm | 629g
  • Publication date: 20 May 1993
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 185715147X
  • ISBN 13: 9781857151473
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Sales rank: 121,814

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Hitler's rise and fall is seen through the eyes of the dwarfish narrator whose magic powers are symbolic of the grave forces dominating the German troops of that period. Grass uses magic realism to explore the dark roots of power and creativity.

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Editorial reviews

A hunchback recollects events in Danzig before, during and after the Hitler era. Peopled by grotesques, this tour de force unravels the skeins of recent German history to ultimately poignant effect. (Kirkus UK)