The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

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The Tin Drum presents Hitler's rise and fall through the eyes of the dwarfish narrator whose magic powers become symbolic of the dark forces dominating the German nation in the period. Like Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus, Grass' novel explores the dark roots of power and creativity. An early advocate of 'magic realism'. Gunter Grass is the most powerful and celebrated novelist to appear in post-war Germany. His home city of Danzig is a powerful presence in this novel.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 550 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 34mm | 629g
  • Everyman
  • EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 185715147X
  • 9781857151473
  • 155,960

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)show more

About Günter Grass

Gunter Grass (1927-2015) was Germany's most celebrated post-war writer. He was a creative artist of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, graphic artist. Grass's first novel, The Tin Drum, is widely regarded as one of the finest novels of the twentieth century, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.show more
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