The Tin Drum

Author: Gunter Grass
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A dwarf drummer found guilty of a crime he did not commit writes his memoirs from a mental hospital in postwar Germany

The Tin Drum

Author: Günter Grass
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1846553172
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Beginning with the unforgettable words 'Granted: I'm an inmate in a mental institution',The Tin Drum, the narrative of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath, is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. On his third birthday Oskar resolves to stunt his own growth at three feet, and on the same day he receives his first tin drum. Wielding his drum and piercing scream as anarchic weapons, he draws forth memories from the past as well as judgements about the horrors, injustices, and eccentricities he observes through the long nightmare of the Nazi era. Oskar participates in the German post-war economic miracle - working variously in the black market, as an artist's model, in a troupe of travelling musicians - yet he remains haunted by the deaths of his parents, afflicted by his responsibility for past sins. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of publication, Harvill Secker, along with Grass's publishers all over the world, is bringing out a new translation of this classic novel. The acclaimed translator and scholar, Breon Mitchell, has drawn from many sources: from a wealth of detailed scholarship; from a wide range of newly available reference works; and from discussion with the author himself. After fifty years, The Tin Drum has, if anything, gained in power and relevance.

The Rough Guide To Classic Novels

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1848362188
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Get the lowdown on the best fiction ever written. Over 230 of the world’s greatest novels are covered, from Quixote (1614) to Orhan Pamuk’s Snow (2002), with fascinating information about their plots and their authors – and suggestions for what to read next. The guide comes complete with recommendations of the best editions and translations for every genre from the most enticing crime and punishment to love, sex, heroes and anti-heroes, not to mention all the classics of comedy and satire, horror and mystery and many other literary genres. With feature boxes on experimental novels, female novelists, short reviews of interesting film and TV adaptations, and information on how the novel began, this guide will point you to all the classic literature you’ll ever need.

Genrefied Classics

Author: Tina Frolund
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Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.

Approaches To Teaching Grass S The Tin Drum

Author: Monika Shafi
Editor: Modern Language Association of America
ISBN: 9780873528122
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The career of Günter Grass began dramatically in 1959, with the publication of his first novel. The Tin Drum brought instant fame to the thirty-two-year-old author and led to his receiving the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. Translated into dozens of languages, the novel has sold over four million copies worldwide. Its status as a major text of postwar German literature, however, has not diminished its provocative nature. In both style and content, it continues to challenge scholars, teachers, and students. This volume, like others in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature, is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Materials," provides the instructor with bibliographic information on the text, critical studies, and audiovisual and Internet resources. Part 2, "Approaches," contains eighteen essays on teaching The Tin Drum, including three that discuss Völker Schlöndorff's 1979 film adaptation of the novel. Some of the topics covered are the historical context (Nazism, World War II, the Holocaust), Oskar Matzerath as an unreliable narrator, the imagery (e.g., eels, the Virgin Mary), the use of German fairy tales, and how Grass's satirical treatment of Germany speaks to postwar generations.

Medicine Religion And The Body

Author: Elizabeth Burns Coleman
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004179704
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This book explores the ways in which the body is sacred in Western medicine, as well as how this idea is played out in questions of life and death, of the autopsy and of the meanings attributed to illnesses and disease. Ritual and religious modifications to, and limitations on what may be done to the body raise cross cultural issues of great complexity philosophically and theologically, as well as sociologically - within medicine and for health care practitioners, but also, as a matter of primary concern for the patient. The book explores the ways in which medicine organises the moral and the immoral, the sacred and the profane; how it mediates cultural concepts of the sacred of the body, of blood and of life and death.

German Language Life And Culture

Author: Ian Roberts
Editor: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9780658009051
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Examines government, arts, language, work, leisure, education, festivals, food, the country, its heritage, and its people.

Heinrich B Ll In America 1954 1970

Author: Ray Lewis White
Editor: Hildesheim ; New York : G. Olms
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The New York Times Book Review

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The Wilson Quarterly Summer 1981

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From The Diary Of A Snail

Author: Günter Grass
Editor: Random House (UK)
ISBN: 9780749394554
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Probably the most autobiographical of his novels, From the Diary of a Snail balances the agonising history of the persecuted Danzig Jews with an account of Grass's political campaigning with Willie Brandt. Underlying all is the snail, the central symbol that is both model and a parody of social progress, and a mysterious metaphor for political reform. From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of The Tin Drum.

Ri Im Tb Global Sociology

Author: Schneider
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ISBN: 9780072487336
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Nazi Retro Film

Author: Robert Charles Reimer
Editor: Twayne Publishers
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At the end of the 1991 film Europa Europa the protagonist, now an elderly man, steps outside the action of the film to reflect on the extraordinary story it has told of how as a youth he managed to conceal his Jewish identity during World War II in Nazi Germany. The pull of the painful, complex years of the Third Reich, 1933-45, remains so powerful that five decades later Salomon Perel is still trying to understand and explain his experience of them. In Nazi-retro Film: How German Narrative Cinema Remembers the Past, Robert and Carol Reimer cite the more than 100 German films made since 1946 that, like Salomon Perel, look back on those years in an effort to comprehend them. "Since the end of World War II and the collapse of the Third Reich, Germans have been trying to come to terms with the legacy bequeathed them by Hitler and the Nazis," the Reimers write, "The essence of the legacy is so powerful that single words convey the hold the past has on the psyche: Auschwitz, genocide, the Holocaust." Beginning with Wolfgang Staudte's The Murderers Are among Us, German filmmakers have consistently made remarkably diverse works on the subject. Their films focus on Hitler's megalomania, on the callously rational ways the Nazis formulated his policies, on the acquiescence of the average citizen to those policies, on the bravery of those who resisted them, on the relentless persecution and murder of Jews that resulted from them, and on the shame, guilt, and denial of responsibility that followed. Unlike other treatments of German films on the war, which are often organized chronologically or biographically by director, the Reimers' study revolves around these and other themes, thereby elucidating in all its guises the portrayal of nazism on film.

The Civil War Sourcebook

Author: Chuck Lawliss
Editor: Three Rivers Press
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Includes information for visiting battlefields and other war related sites, a list of books, films, and videos, and more

The Young Adult Reader S Adviser The Best In Literature And Language Arts Mathematics And Computer Science

Author: Marion Sader
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780835230698
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The best in literature and language arts, mathmatics and computer science.

Films By Genre

Author: Daniel López
Editor: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
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Since the early days of cinema, there has been an insatiable demand for new product. As the number of movies increased, many began to resemble each other and fall into certain types of genres. Critics, filmmakers, and audiences have classified films into groupings for critical appraisal, easy identification of the subject, or a quick clue to the film's nature. From abstract through erotic, from new Chinese cinema or zombie films, 775 genres are included in this comprehensive reference work. Each entry includes a brief description of the category, the subgenres or related types of films, and a list of movies that best exemplify the genre, showing original title or titles, nationality (73 countries are represented), year of production, additional titles (working title, re-release title, translation, etc.) and director or filmmaker.

New Frontiers In Hispanic And Luso Brazilian Scholarship

Author: Trevor J. Dadson
Editor: Edwin Mellen Press
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