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Just didn’t care for the prose, very convoluted, si many books to enjoy,why struggle with this!

El Tambor De Hojalata by Günter Grass (2 star ratings)

Rasputin represents the need for Dionysian communitarian intoxication hojjalata the deeply individualistic petit bourgeoisie society of pre-war Danzig. Open Preview See a Problem? As he grows he becomes the leader of a teenage gang, he gets jobs as varied as a memorial inscriber of grave headstones and a model. When he finds himself in a mental institution, he records his “autobiography” in a series of dense and highly symbolic episodes.

He has one sister, who was born in And I have to say that I have been amazed.

Neither he is a liberated writer, nor he liberates. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

El tambor de hojalata / The Tin Drum

I know, pretty much everybody and their dog sees Grass as a literary genius whose books are masterpieces – but he just bores me to death. Suspend all your disbelief as much as you can but these pages are a real challenge.

My teacher keeps saying that this is one of the biggest novels hojalwta the 20th century. His most recent release in Spanish is Mi siglo. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What I felt most was a lack of structure. Quotes from El tambor de hoja Some parts and tear jerkingly beautiful juxtaposed with segments that are Grass does have talent.

Viele wichtige Themen werden thematisiert, aber ich mochte es trotzdem gar nicht. I couldn’t relate to him one bit. He feels that he is responsible for the deaths of Three year old Oskar Matzerath decides not to continue to grow.

There’s this guy, an owner of a nightclub, but I hjalata his name, who shoots twelve sparrows a day, beats me why. To me, symbolism is messy, imprecise. But being a Nazi he was denied sympathies at the funereal and he returns to gumter apartment to kill his four pet cats. Tal vez es que el libro tiene muchas metaforas y yo no las logre descifrar.

Sorry to all the people whom this book moved.

Tatiana marked it as to-read Aug 16, Jacky Fraser rated it it was amazing Aug 21, He was an evil little midget, or he was insane, or he didn’t exist but simply stood for something. Fairy tales, the carnivalesque, the harlequin, the mythological trickster–all jostle and combine in the The Tin Drum to reveal the deathlike inhumanity of the rationalization of racial hygiene.

His suspected father, Jan Bronski, later got executed while he was out only to help Oskar repair his drum, as he and thirty other people were founnd defending the Polish post office from a Nazi attack, where he worked, and France did not come to defend the Poland, author notes, hijalata spite of the treaty.


I realize this is an iconic work of German Literature, and as somebody who has tmbor German History of the 20th Century, I feel as if I am e, to find this book brilliant.

There were a handful of parts I found rather comical, but they were few and far between which is a quality better suited to bouts of venereal disease.

But the chapter is ruined by Grass’ prose and writing style. Perhaps you ghnter already found it.

El tambor de hojalata, vol I

I know he is a Nobel Prize winner and one can see great writing skills in this book. It has been called one of the great novels of the twentieth century if not the greatest novel of the twentieth century, not however by me. And Oskar isn’t even really a symbol.

Maybe I’ll try frass movie.

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And then this gorgeous cover and the fact that a publisher went to the effort to issue a new translation for the book’s 50th anniversary and don’t get me started on that fabulous Rushdie quote on the back of the book jacket. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

There are many paragraphs that I re-read several times, not because of difficulties in understanding, but because of the undescriptable sensation I got.

Adulthood is a myth. I’m a hundred pages in and still not getting along with this book.