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The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

  • Author: Gunter Grass
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781439513149
  • Category: Fiction
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A dwarf drummer found guilty of a crime he did not commit writes his memoirs from a mental hospital in postwar Germany

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.

Genrefied Classics

Genrefied Classics

A Guide to Reading Interests in Classic Literature

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

Approaches to Teaching Grass's The Tin Drum

Approaches to Teaching Grass's The Tin Drum

  • Author: Monika Shafi
  • Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
  • ISBN: 9780873528122
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • 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.

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.

Major 20th-century Writers: E-K

Major 20th-century Writers: E-K

  • Author: Bryan Ryan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780810379138
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 3313
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THE WILSON QUARTERLY SUMMER 1981

THE WILSON QUARTERLY SUMMER 1981

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Heinrich Böll in America, 1954-1970

Heinrich Böll in America, 1954-1970

  • Author: Ray Lewis White
  • Publisher: Hildesheim ; New York : G. Olms
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 170
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German Language, Life, and Culture

German Language, Life, and Culture

  • Author: Ian Roberts
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself
  • ISBN: 9780658009051
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 256
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