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The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

  • Author: Günter Grass
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448180104
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 576
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The publication of The Tin Drum in 1959 launched Günter Grass as an author of international repute. Bitter and impassioned, it delivers a scathing dissection of the years from 1925 to 1955 through the eyes of Oskar Matzerath, the dwarf whose manic beating on the toy of his retarded childhood fantastically counterpoints the accumulating horrors of Germany and Poland under the Nazis.

Modernism, War, and Violence

Modernism, War, and Violence

  • Author: Marina MacKay
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472590090
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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The modernist period was an era of world war and violent revolution. Covering a wide range of authors from Joseph Conrad and Thomas Hardy at the beginning of the period to Elizabeth Bowen and Samuel Beckett at the end, this book situates modernism's extraordinary literary achievements in their contexts of historical violence, while surveying the ways in which the relationships between modernism and conflict have been understood by readers and critics over the past fifty years. Ranging from the colonial conflicts of the late 19th century to the world wars and the civil wars in between, and concluding with the institutionalization of modernism in the Cold War, Modernism, War, and Violence provides a starting point for readers who are new to these topics and offers a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the field for a more advanced audience.

The Rough Guide to Classic Novels

The Rough Guide to Classic Novels

  • Author: Simon Mason
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1405383828
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Get the lowdown on the best fiction ever written. Over 230 of the world's greatest novels are covered, from Quixote (1614) to Orhan Pamuk's Snow (2002), with fascinating information about their plots and their authors - and suggestions for what to read next. The guide comes complete with recommendations of the best editions and translations for every genre from the most enticing crime and punishment to love, sex, heroes and anti-heroes, not to mention all the classics of comedy and satire, horror and mystery and many other literary genres. With feature boxes on experimental novels, female novelists, short reviews of interesting film and TV adaptations, and information on how the novel began, this guide will point you to all the classic literature you'll ever need.

Genrefied Classics

Genrefied Classics

A Guide to Reading Interests in Classic Literature

  • Author: Tina Frolund
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781591581727
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 365
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Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.

Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse

  • Author: Günter Grass
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0749394803
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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THE BOOK- To compensate for his unusually large Adam's apple- source of both comfort and distress- fourteen year old Mahlke turns himself into athlete and ace diver. Soon he is known to his peers and his nation as 'The Great Mahlke'. But to his enemies, he remains a target. He is different and doomed in a country scarred by Nazi volence and the war.

Medicine, Religion, and the Body

Medicine, Religion, and the Body

  • Author: Elizabeth Burns Coleman,Kevin White
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004179704
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 297
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This book explores the ways in which the body is sacred in Western medicine, as well as how this idea is played out in questions of life and death, of the autopsy and of the meanings attributed to illnesses and disease. Ritual and religious modifications to, and limitations on what may be done to the body raise cross cultural issues of great complexity philosophically and theologically, as well as sociologically - within medicine and for health care practitioners, but also, as a matter of primary concern for the patient. The book explores the ways in which medicine organises the moral and the immoral, the sacred and the profane; how it mediates cultural concepts of the sacred of the body, of blood and of life and death.

Approaches to Teaching Grass's The Tin Drum

Approaches to Teaching Grass's The Tin Drum

  • Author: Monika Shafi
  • Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
  • ISBN: 9780873528122
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 258
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The career of Günter Grass began dramatically in 1959, with the publication of his first novel. The Tin Drum brought instant fame to the thirty-two-year-old author and led to his receiving the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. Translated into dozens of languages, the novel has sold over four million copies worldwide. Its status as a major text of postwar German literature, however, has not diminished its provocative nature. In both style and content, it continues to challenge scholars, teachers, and students. This volume, like others in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature, is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Materials," provides the instructor with bibliographic information on the text, critical studies, and audiovisual and Internet resources. Part 2, "Approaches," contains eighteen essays on teaching The Tin Drum, including three that discuss Völker Schlöndorff's 1979 film adaptation of the novel. Some of the topics covered are the historical context (Nazism, World War II, the Holocaust), Oskar Matzerath as an unreliable narrator, the imagery (e.g., eels, the Virgin Mary), the use of German fairy tales, and how Grass's satirical treatment of Germany speaks to postwar generations.

Dog Years

Dog Years

  • Author: Günter Grass
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0749394501
  • Category: Germany
  • Page: 616
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THE BOOK- First published in 1963, Dog Years is the concluding part of Grass's famous Danzig Trilogy. In a fusion of mythology and realiy, magic and romance, it charts forty years of German history commencing from 1917, with the objective of exposing the madness of a society that bred and nurtered the horrors of the Third Reich, then anaesthetised itself with the chaos of disintegration.

Conflict and Cooperation

Conflict and Cooperation

Documents on Modern Global History

  • Author: Tracey J. Kinney
  • Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 491
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Conflict and Cooperation is a collection of primary documents for the study of twentieth-century history. The twentieth century was profoundly shaped by war. We saw, for the fist time in human history, the possibility of a war that could destroy all human life on earth. However, this was also the century that witnessed genuine attempts to build cooperative global institutions designed to prevent war, to facilitate international communication, and to improve the human condition. Conflict and cooperation are the defining themes that weave together this collection of primary documents. The readings have been selected with the goal of making twentieth-century history accessible to students for whom these events are increasingly distant. The primary documents allow students to "witness" essential moments in history through the words of the men and women who participated in and experienced these events.

THE WILSON QUARTERLY SUMMER 1981

THE WILSON QUARTERLY SUMMER 1981

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  • Publisher: N.A
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