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Günter Grass (1927–2015)

Autor(a) de The Tin Drum

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About the Author

Günter Wilhelm Grass was born on October 16, 1927 in the Free City of Danzig, which is now Gdansk, Poland. He was a member of the Hitler Youth and at the age of 17, he was drafted into the German army. Near the end of the war, he served as a tank gunner in the 10th SS Panzer Division. He was mostrar mais captured by the Americans and forced to visit the newly liberated Dachau concentration camp. After his release from a POW camp in 1946, he worked in a potash mine and as a stonemason's apprentice and studied painting and sculpture in Düsseldorf. His first novel, The Tin Drum, was published in 1959. It was adapted into a film and won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1979. His other works included Cat and Mouse, Dog Years, From the Diary of a Snail, The Flounder, The Rat, and Crabwalk. He also wrote a memoir entitled Peeling the Onion. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. He was also a political activist and liberal provocateur. He advocated for environmental conservation, debt relief for poor countries, and generous policies regarding political asylum. He died on April 13, 2015 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: German writer Günter Grass arrives at Günter Grass-Haus, a museum in Luebeck, Germany, for his 80th birthday celebration on Oct. 27, 2007.


Obras por Günter Grass

The Tin Drum (1959) — Autor — 7,588 exemplares
Cat and Mouse (1961) — Autor — 2,049 exemplares
The Flounder (1977) — Autor — 1,356 exemplares
Crabwalk (2003) — Autor — 1,187 exemplares
My Century (1999) 1,168 exemplares
Dog Years (1963) 1,158 exemplares
Peeling the Onion (2006) 916 exemplares
The Rat (1986) — Autor; Artista da capa, algumas edições682 exemplares
Too Far Afield (1995) 580 exemplares
Local Anaesthetic (1969) — Autor — 549 exemplares
The Call of the Toad (1992) — Autor — 402 exemplares
The Meeting at Telgte (1979) — Autor — 388 exemplares
From the Diary of a Snail (1972) — Autor — 294 exemplares
The Box: Tales from the Darkroom (2010) — Autor — 242 exemplares
The Günter Grass Reader (2004) 129 exemplares
Show Your Tongue (1988) 72 exemplares
Two States--One Nation? (1990) 60 exemplares
Of All That Ends (2015) — Autor — 60 exemplares
Four Plays (1957) 59 exemplares
Selected Poems (1966) 30 exemplares
Penguin Modern European Poets : Poems of Günter Grass (1969) — Autor — 25 exemplares
Hochwasser (1963) — Autor — 18 exemplares
Theaterspiele (1970) 14 exemplares
Max: A Play (1972) 13 exemplares
Le tambour tome 1 (1969) 12 exemplares
Ensayos sobre literatura (1980) 11 exemplares
Gedichte und Kurzprosa (1999) — Autor — 10 exemplares
The Tin Drum / Cat and Mouse (1962) 10 exemplares
Fundsachen für Nichtleser (1997) 9 exemplares
Le tambour tome 2 (1969) 9 exemplares
Linkshandig (1968) 9 exemplares
Inmarypraise (1973) 8 exemplares
Artículos y opiniones (1996) 8 exemplares
New poems (1967) — Autor — 8 exemplares
Gesammelte Gedichte (1971) 7 exemplares
Gedichte (1985) — Autor — 7 exemplares
Vatertag (1998) 6 exemplares
Meine grüne Wiese (1992) 6 exemplares
Die Vorzüge der Windhühner (1956) 5 exemplares
Die Deutschen und ihre Dichter (1995) 5 exemplares
Totes Holz. Ein Nachruf (1901) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Die bösen Köche. Ein Drama in fünf Akten (1982) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Oogst (2007) 4 exemplares
To be continued... (1999) 4 exemplares
Mit Wasserfarben (2001) 4 exemplares
Het levende standbeeld een legende (2022) — Autor; Ilustrador — 4 exemplares
Das Treffen in Telgte. Eine Erzählung (1987) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Poemas (1994) 4 exemplares
Der Kampf um die Polnische Post (1998) 3 exemplares
Cat and Mouse / Dog Years (1987) 3 exemplares
Bliktrommen, bind 2 3 exemplares
Historie (1968) 3 exemplares
Últimos bailes (2003) 3 exemplares
Onkel, Onkel (1983) 3 exemplares
Wörter auf Abruf. 77 Gedichte (2002) 3 exemplares
Gleisdreieck (1960) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Bliktrommen, bind 3 2 exemplares
Poems of Gunter Grass 2 exemplares
Acuarelas (2002) 2 exemplares
Wiersze wybrane (1986) 2 exemplares
Sechs Jahrzehnte (2014) 2 exemplares
O tambor 2 exemplares
Günter Grass (1988) 2 exemplares
Sobre a Finitude (2016) 2 exemplares
Bliktrommen, bind 1 2 exemplares
Malos presagios (2021) 1 exemplar
Limeni doboš 1 exemplar
Podganka 1 exemplar
Lumbur 1 exemplar
Figurenstehen (2022) 1 exemplar
Spotkanie w Telgte (2000) 1 exemplar
Grimms Wörter 1 exemplar
Kinderlied 1 exemplar
Eintagsfliegen (2012) 1 exemplar
Werke - Göttinger Ausgabe (2007) 1 exemplar
Par beidzamību (2017) 1 exemplar
Für- und Widerworte (1999) 1 exemplar
Du. Ja Du. Liebesgedichte (2018) 1 exemplar
Rotgrüne Reden. (1998) 1 exemplar
MI SIGLO (2013) 1 exemplar
Dečji doboš 1-2 1 exemplar
Fundsachen für Grass-Leser (2002) 1 exemplar
Manzi Manzi 1 exemplar
La ballerine (1993) 1 exemplar
Das literarische Werk (2002) 1 exemplar
O Tambor (Vol. 2) 1 exemplar
Tutto il teatro 1 exemplar
Række tunge (1988) 1 exemplar
Nobel Prize Lecture — Autor — 1 exemplar
Tabl-i halabi/ 1 exemplar
Com Aguarelas (2002) 1 exemplar
Örtlich betäubt und Lyrik — Autor — 1 exemplar
1979 1 exemplar
1997 1 exemplar
Mässingsmusik (2001) 1 exemplar
کفچه ماهی 1 exemplar
Grafika 1 exemplar
Fundsachen für Grass-Hörer (2005) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 355 exemplares
Telling Tales (2004) — Contribuidor — 345 exemplares
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
SF12 (1968) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
Deutsche Gedichte (1956) — Contribuidor, algumas edições135 exemplares
Granta 42: Krauts! (1992) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Deutschland erzählt. Von Arthur Schnitzler bis Uwe Johnson (1962) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
Granta 15: The Fall of Saigon (1985) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Tin Drum [1979 film] (1979) — Original book — 83 exemplares
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Granta 12: The True Adventures of The Rolling Stones (1984) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Voices East and West: German Short Stories Since 1945 (1984) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Die letzten Dinge: Lebensendgespräche (2015) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
German Stories 1 (Deutsche Erzahlungen 1) (1975) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Deutsche Lyrik : Gedichte seit 1945 (1961) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Meesters der Duitse vertelkunst (1967) — Autor — 9 exemplares
Die Mauer oder Der 13. August (1962) — Contribuidor, algumas edições7 exemplares
Memory and Forgetting (Index on Censorship) (2001)algumas edições7 exemplares
Det nappar! Det nappar! : en antologi (2006) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Briefe (German Edition) (1999) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Die Gruppe 47 - Zwei Jahrzehnte deutscher Literatur (2002) — Narrador — 1 exemplar
"... ich werde deinen Schatten essen : Theater des Fernen Ostens. (1985) — Prefácio, algumas edições1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



The Tin Drum - Günter Grass. em Book talk (Outubro 2013)


Eind jaren tachtig raakt een man gefascineerd door een middeleeuwse vrouw wiens beeld hij ziet in de Dom van Naumburg. Het is een startpunt van een twintig jaar durende obsessie
huizenga | 1 outra crítica | Apr 11, 2024 |
Definitely one of the strangest stories I ever read. I had a really hard time at first keeping up with who was talking until I realized it didn’t matter. Once you step back and understand that the story flows much easier.
jbrownleo | 8 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2024 |
The Tin Drum by Günter Grass made a big impression on me when I first read it 20 years ago and it’s high on my list of books to reread. Crabwalk is not as good, but is much shorter and plays on familiar Grass themes, namely post war German society and its attitudes. Grass uses the little-know worst maritime disaster in history, the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff by a Russian submarine in January 1945, with the loss of over 9,000 lives, as the fulcrum for his story. The narrator is Paul Pokriefke, a washed up writer whose patron pushes him to write a book about the disaster, mainly because Paul was born on the Gustloff the night it sank, before being rescued with his mother Tulla. During the course of his research, Paul comes across a website that glorifies the person for whom the ship was named, a staunch Nazi who was assassinated by a Jewish student in 1936. It turns out the website is run by Paul’s teenage son, Konrad, heavily influenced by grandmother Tulla, who thinks the Gustloff story should be widely told and reminisces about the happy days when it was a cruise ship subsidized by the Nazis. Konrad’s right wing dogma is opposed by the arguments of his chat room rival, a Jew. Their back and forth arguments and interaction contrast the scenes describing the real Gustloff and his Jewish assassin, David Frankfurter.

Grass uses three generations of characters to skillfully paint a picture of German attitudes and where they are going since the war ended. There is Paul’s mother Tulla and his mysterious patron who could be Paul’s father or Grass himself. This generation that lived through the war recognizes the suffering of the German people and want their story told, rather than dwelling on a guilty past and keeping quiet. There is Paul’s generation who have an overwhelming sense of guilt and never want to talk about the war. And there is the next generation who are starting to ask questions, who want to know more. This latter generation’s opinions are driven in two very different directions, fueled by the silence of their parents; the right wing using past guilt and non-recognition of German suffering as a platform for Neo-Nazi doctrine and the left wing who want to take responsibility for Germany’s past and speak openly about it. The two viewpoints are represented by young Konrad and his opponent, who expound both sides of the Gustloff sinking story to further their arguments (the Gustloff was also carrying hundreds of German auxiliary naval personnel, although their numbers were dwarfed by the overwhelming number of civilian refugees on board).

While probably not Grass’s best work, Crabwalk does paint a realistic picture of the gamut of German attitudes towards the war. I've heard the same arguments from German friends. It still remains relevant today 20 years after its publication, even more so with the rise of the political right and anti-immigration movement not only in Germany but in Europe as a whole.
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amurray914 | 23 outras críticas | Feb 27, 2024 |
The Grimms' tale of "The fisherman and his wife" counts as a notorious piece of misogyny: in the published version of the tale (there are others, of course), the wife Ilsebill keeps demanding more and more from the magic flounder until her greed has destroyed their happiness altogether. So, naturally, Grass uses it as an ironic central motif for this novel, his definitive analysis of the History of Women. Which is also — incidentally — a history of cooking, and of human settlement in the Danzig/Gdansk city and region, from matriarchal clans of neolithic times to the 1970 strike in the Lenin Shipyard.

Grass clearly means well, and his conclusion isn't very favourable to the way men have run the world, but even as far back as 1977, it's still quite an arrogant task for a male writer to set himself. With hindsight, there are probably roles that his proletarian strong women of history could have filled other than as cooks, nurturers and bed-warmers, and he doesn't really do himself any favours by his gently ironic treatment of the modern women in the feminist tribunal that is trying the flounder for his crimes against womanhood. Especially since the narrator, constantly reincarnated in new male characters, seems to have slept with all of the women in the book...

As always, a tour-de-force piece of writing, clever, witty and knowledgeable, but maybe not the Grass novel you should be rushing to re-read 45 years on. Unless you are fascinated by Baltic cuisine, in which case you can just read it for the recipes (not suitable for vegetarians!).
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thorold | 18 outras críticas | Jan 16, 2024 |


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