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    The Tin Drum (Hardback) By (author) Günter Grass, Introduction by John Reddick, Translated by Ralph Manheim

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    DescriptionHitler'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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    The Tin Drum
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Günter Grass, Introduction by John Reddick, Translated by Ralph Manheim
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 550
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 629 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857151473
    ISBN 10: 185715147X

    BIC E4L: ADV
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FJMS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    Libri: B-231
    DC20: 833.914
    Libri: B-085
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
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    Publication date
    20 May 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Review text
    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)