Tin Drum, The

Tin Drum, The

mental developement of Oskar Matzerath is complete at birth; has extraordinary mental and physical powers. [Ger. Lit.: Magill IV, 1220]

Tin Drum, The

Grass’s surreal novel of 20th-century madness. [Ger. Lit.: Magill IV, 1220]
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Considerably shorter than some of his epic works like The Tin Drum, The Flounder, or The Rat, Crabwalk would be a great introduction for anyone interested in getting to know this highly influential and frequently controversial German writer.
While few readers would argue that the language of these straightforward accounts can compete with the outrageous energy of The Tin Drum, the enterprise is revealing: far from limiting himself to the half-century encompassed by The Tin Drum (1899-1954), Grass announces his intention to reclaim the whole twentieth century in an imaginative coup, and not just the years immediately surrounding the Nazi era.
Tin Drum, The Picaresque novel by GuNTER GRASS, a purported autobiography of a dwarf who lives through the birth and death of Nazi Germany, published in 1959 as Die Blechtrommel.
At the beginning of The Tin Drum, the narrator's name is withheld for the first two pages.