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The Tin Drum

Günter Grass ; A New Translation By Breon Mitchell.

By Günter Grass, 1927-

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.

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, along with Grass’s publishers all over the world, is bringing out a 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 Grass’s style and rhythm, restores omissions, and reflects more fully the complexity of the original work.

After fifty years, THE TIN DRUM has, if anything, gained in power and relevance. All of Grass’s 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; Oskar’s midget friends—Bebra, 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 Jews—waiting to be discovered and re-discovered.



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Format: Book
Author: Grass, Günter, 1927-
Title: The tin drum / Günter Grass ; a new translation by Breon Mitchell.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Subject: Germany -- History -- 1945-1955 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 0151014167 9780151014163
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Grass
Oclc: 313658035
Bib Id: 325297

Format: Book
Author: Grass, Günter, 1927-
Title: The tin drum / Günter Grass ; a new translation by Breon Mitchell.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Description: ix, 582 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Germany -- History -- 1945-1955 -- Fiction.
Other Author: Mitchell, Breon
Other Title: Blechtrommel English
Notes: Translation of: Die Blechtrommel.
LCCN: 2009013272
ISBN: 0151014167
ISBN: 9780151014163
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Grass