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The Tin Drum

A question that frequently comes up in literary analysis is "what is the relationship between an author's work and his life?" This question came to the forefront in Grass's life when, in 2006, at...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2018 7:40 pm UTC

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The Tin Drum

Guenter Grass's 1959 masterpiece The Tin Drum follows Oskar Matzerath, a boy who lives in Poland through World War II. Grass places Oskar in the midst of several historical political events, such...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2018 6:26 pm UTC

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The Tin Drum

I don't think this stems from Grass himself or his family having this mental issue as individuals, but is more of a political statement. Grass served in the Hitler Youth as a teenager and actually...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2015 10:13 am UTC

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