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Tin Drum (First Edition edition.)

By: Grass, Gunter Mitchell, Breon(Translated by)

054741773X / 9780547417738
eBook (EPUB)
08/10/2009
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592 pages
Copy: 10%; print: 10%

The Tin Drum, one of the great novels of the twentieth century, was published in Ralph Manheim's outstanding translation in 1959.

It became a runaway bestseller and catapulted its young author to the forefront of world literature.

In this new translation of this classic novel. Breon Mitchell, acclaimed translator and scholar, has drawn from many sources: from a wealth of detailed scholarship; from a wide range of newly-available reference works; and from the author himself.

The result is a translation that is more faithful to Grasss style and rhythm, restores omissions, and reflects more fully the complexity of the original work.

Since it's publicationTHE TIN DRUM has, if anything, gained in power and relevance.

All of Grasss amazing evocations are still there, and still amazing: Oskar Matzerath, the indomitable drummer; his grandmother, Anna Koljaiczek; his mother, Agnes; Alfred Matzerath and Jan Bronski, his presumptive fathers; Oskars midget friendsBebra, the great circus master and Roswitha Raguna, the famous somnambulist; Sister Scholastica and Sister Agatha, the Right Reverend Father Wiehnke; the Greffs, the Schefflers, Herr Fajngold, all Kashubians, Poles, Germans, and Jewswaiting to be discovered and re-discovered.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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