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Günter Grass (1927–2015)

Autor(a) de The Tin Drum

211+ Works 20,444 Membros 254 Reviews 74 Favorited

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.

Séries

Obras de Günter Grass

The Tin Drum (1959) — Autor — 7,545 cópias
Cat and Mouse (1961) — Autor — 2,034 cópias
The Flounder (1977) — Autor — 1,347 cópias
Crabwalk (2003) — Autor — 1,183 cópias
My Century (1999) 1,156 cópias
Dog Years (1963) 1,145 cópias
Peeling the Onion (2006) 904 cópias
The Rat (1986) — Autor; Artista da capa, algumas edições676 cópias
Too Far Afield (1995) 576 cópias
Local Anaesthetic (1969) — Autor — 544 cópias
The Call of the Toad (1992) — Autor — 394 cópias
The Meeting at Telgte (1979) — Autor — 385 cópias
From the Diary of a Snail (1972) — Autor — 292 cópias
The Box: Tales from the Darkroom (2010) — Autor — 235 cópias
The Günter Grass Reader (2004) 129 cópias
Show Your Tongue (1988) 72 cópias
Four Plays (1957) 59 cópias
Two States--One Nation? (1990) 59 cópias
Of All That Ends (2015) — Autor — 57 cópias
Selected Poems (1966) 30 cópias
Hochwasser (1963) — Autor — 16 cópias
Theaterspiele (1970) 14 cópias
Max: A Play (1972) 13 cópias
Le tambour tome 1 (1969) 11 cópias
Ensayos sobre literatura (1980) 11 cópias
The Tin Drum / Cat and Mouse (1962) 10 cópias
Gedichte und Kurzprosa (1999) — Autor — 10 cópias
Fundsachen für Nichtleser (1997) 9 cópias
Le tambour tome 2 (1969) 9 cópias
Linkshandig (1968) 9 cópias
New poems (1967) — Autor — 8 cópias
Inmarypraise (1973) 8 cópias
Artículos y opiniones (1996) 7 cópias
Gesammelte Gedichte (1971) 7 cópias
Gedichte (1985) — Autor — 7 cópias
Meine grüne Wiese (1992) 6 cópias
Vatertag (1998) 6 cópias
Totes Holz. Ein Nachruf (1901) — Autor — 5 cópias
Oogst (2007) 4 cópias
Das Treffen in Telgte. Eine Erzählung (1987) — Autor — 4 cópias
To be continued... (1999) 4 cópias
Poemas (1994) 4 cópias
Die bösen Köche. Ein Drama in fünf Akten (1982) — Autor — 4 cópias
Mit Wasserfarben (2001) 4 cópias
Cat and Mouse / Dog Years (1987) 3 cópias
Últimos bailes (2003) 3 cópias
Onkel, Onkel (1983) 3 cópias
Historie (1968) 3 cópias
Gleisdreieck (1960) — Autor — 3 cópias
Wiersze wybrane (1986) 2 cópias
Sobre a Finitude (2016) 2 cópias
Sechs Jahrzehnte (2014) 2 cópias
O tambor 2 cópias
Acuarelas (2002) 2 cópias
Briefe 1959-1994 (2003) 2 cópias
Kedi ve Fare (2016) 2 cópias
Günter Grass (1988) 2 cópias
Limeni doboš 1 exemplar(es)
Dečji doboš 1-2 1 exemplar(es)
Spotkanie w Telgte (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Hundejahre (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Figurenstehen (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Podganka 1 exemplar(es)
Malos presagios (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Katz und MausG 1 exemplar(es)
La Ratesa (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Manzi Manzi 1 exemplar(es)
Eintagsfliegen (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Lumbur 1 exemplar(es)
Kinderlied 1 exemplar(es)
Grimms Wörter 1 exemplar(es)
MI SIGLO (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Cinco decenios (Spanish Edition) (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Du. Ja Du. Liebesgedichte (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Günter Grass: Poesiealbum 302 (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Der politische Literat, 1 Audio-CD (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Werke - Göttinger Ausgabe (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Für- und Widerworte (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Rotgrüne Reden. (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Werkverzeichnis der Radierungen (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Fundsachen für Grass-Hörer (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
O Tambor (Vol. 2) 1 exemplar(es)
Κατακλυσμός 1 exemplar(es)
Zeichnungen und Texte 1954-1977 (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
Fundsachen für Grass-Leser (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Das literarische Werk (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
La ballerine (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Mit Sophie in die Pilze gegangen (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Række tunge (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Tabl-i halabi/ 1 exemplar(es)
Com Aguarelas (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
الطبل الصفيح 1 exemplar(es)
"In the Egg" (in SF 12) 1 exemplar(es)
שנות כלב 1 exemplar(es)
Tutto il teatro 1 exemplar(es)
Essais de critique: 1957-1985 (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Örtlich betäubt und Lyrik — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Nobel Prize Lecture — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
1979 1 exemplar(es)
1997 1 exemplar(es)
Mässingsmusik (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
کفچه ماهی 1 exemplar(es)
Grafika 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 350 cópias
Telling Tales (2004) — Contribuinte — 343 cópias
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuinte — 332 cópias
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
SF12 (1968) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
Deutsche Gedichte (1956) — Contribuinte, algumas edições135 cópias
Granta 42: Krauts! (1992) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
Deutschland erzählt. Von Arthur Schnitzler bis Uwe Johnson (1962) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
Granta 15: The Fall of Saigon (1985) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
The Tin Drum [1979 film] (1979) — Original book — 82 cópias
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Granta 12: The True Adventures of The Rolling Stones (1984) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Voices East and West: German Short Stories Since 1945 (1984) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Die letzten Dinge: Lebensendgespräche (2015) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Deutsche Lyrik : Gedichte seit 1945 (1961) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Meesters der Duitse vertelkunst (1967) — Autor — 9 cópias
German Stories 1 (Deutsche Erzahlungen 1) (1975) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Die Mauer oder Der 13. August (1962) — Contribuinte, algumas edições7 cópias
Memory and Forgetting (Index on Censorship) (2001)algumas edições7 cópias
Det nappar! Det nappar! : en antologi (2006) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Briefe (German Edition) (1999) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Die Gruppe 47 - Zwei Jahrzehnte deutscher Literatur (2002) — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)
Winterzeit : eine fotografisch-poetische Betrachtung — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Words Among America: Sixty Poems of Challenge and Hope — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
"... ich werde deinen Schatten essen : Theater des Fernen Ostens. (1985) — Prefácio, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)

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Membros

Discussions

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

Resenhas

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 | outras 23 resenhas | 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 | outras 18 resenhas | Jan 16, 2024 |
Libro marabilloso, moitas grazas ....Günter.
 
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acouso | outras 92 resenhas | Dec 11, 2023 |
 
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emmby | outras 92 resenhas | Oct 4, 2023 |

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