Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: I’d say if you like books like Catch you will probably like the Tin Drum. He married in and since lived in Berlin as well as part-time in Schleswig-Holstein. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It took me a long time to get into this; after pages I was still thinking it was only okay. Who is he again, you ask?

Supposedly a novel of many symbols, most are probably lost on me. But I suspect that’s not the only thing that caused me to get more and more interested in The Tin Drum as it went on. Not in the slightest. Parola e manto ha rivoltato – nera. A prick that takes no responsibility for anything he does. Her husband didn’t suspect that the child was not his. Like Danzig is he German, Polish, Kashubian? Mounting tensions compel Oskar to live apart from Maria and Kurt; he decides on a flat owned by the Zeidlers.

Back in the sacristy somewhat grimy acolyte fingers were already polishing the gold medal that was his due. Without obtaining the necessary search warrants or court orders, police in Oklahoma City confiscated all copies of the film from libraries and rental outlets. Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. Mounting tensions compel Oskar to live apart from Maria and Kurt; he decides on a flat owned by the Zeidlers.

Something random and sorta witty I thought I noticed in the book was the involvement of trains and boats. A tin drum in his arms, he echoes a steady beat that moves one to lose track of the pretenses we mask ourselves with. Rasputin represents the need for Dionysian communitarian intoxication underlying the deeply individualistic petit bourgeoisie society of pre-war Danzig. But a pretty big chunk of the book is left out of the movie, especially Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a well-known German film director in the s.

To ask other readers questions about Blecktrummanplease sign up. Ergibt die mathematischen 4 Sterne. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And never a twitch out of him. Is Oskar mad or is it the world in which he finds himself? Frequently Asked Questions Q: Sincehe lived in West Germany, but in his fiction he frequently returned to the Danzig of his childhood.


I also spent some time trying to work out what the drum was an allegory for, without success. Instead, he decides to remain a three-year-old to elude the responsibilities of grownups. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was somewhat saddened when the reading began to call to mind the overrated film ‘Forrest Gump,’ – the anomalous protagonist searchingly stumbling through history by way of – yes – fantastic episodes.

The Tin Drum German: The inclusion of magical realism and black humor sets a strange tone to the novel. A life running the grocery store is not to Oskar’s liking but he likes the idea of the This is going to be the very, very short version as one would have to write pages to do justice to this book and I’m just not up to it.

Oskar holds conversations with both Jesus and Satan throughout the book. I think Oskar’s an irritating and despicable protagonist, and I’m not at all sure this is a common interpretation. Even when we were colonies, the UK more or less left us alone, except for those pesky taxes.

You see, all of us, like Herr Oskar, start fresh thinking ourselves timelessly young, forever denying adulthood, jesters forever being three-year-olds.

At one point, Oskar decides he wants to take refuge from the world in a Mental Hospital with comfy beds.


Stars Phil Daniels and Kenneth Cranham. High cheekbones—when it was very cold, the skin over them grew taut and bluish and cracked painfully—gave the planes of which her face was constructed ginter reassuring balance which was scarcely disturbed by her diminutive but not unbeautiful or comical nose, which though small was very well shaped.

There’s my fairly objective description of the highly complex, multi-layered ‘Die Blechtrommel. I really struggled with one fundamental feature of the novel — Oskar’s supposedly voluntary non-growth, allowing him to remain in a 3-year-old body. I finally resolved to finish it, powered through with all my might and mein, found it distasteful, royally disliked it, but continued even still because Bleckrrumman wanted to be able to close the damn thing once and for all and give it a scathing review on Goodreads.


A model attribution edit summary grasx German: Good ole Oskar was living in a period of war, but Grass tells us that the fable of life no matter how rilm can ffilm be fun. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Some of the prose here is just un-fucking believable. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The Tin Drum “. They felt weird about themselves so it got into in the middle of their feelings for each other. Trivia About The Tin Drum.

Die Blechtrommel () – The Swedish Film Database

Gunher Did You Know? But the writing is the only reason I read it though I do admit to skipping a few pages here and there.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Agnes Matzerath David Bennent Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: Related News Gunted Aznavour Dies: Ich bin wirklich kein Kenner oder ausgesprochener Liebhaber von Lyrik, aber diese Art der Schilderung sprach mich sehr an. What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Director’s Cut?

Blecktrumman by Günter Grass (3 star ratings)

Use the HTML below. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive Re-visit Book 2 happened during the holocaust when Oskar got the job in the traveling circus.

Not caring for the world he is growing up in, a small boy determines to remain a child.