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Grass, Günter 1927-

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The tin drum by Günter Grass ( Book )
135 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 5,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and who, as the novel begins, is being held in a mental institution. Willfully stunting his growth at three feet for many years, wielding his tin drum and piercing scream as anarchistic weapons, he provides a profound yet hilarious perspective on both German history and the human condition in the modern world
Die Blechtrommel; Roman by Günter Grass ( Book )
408 editions published between 1874 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set against the backcloth of National Socialism, [this novel] is told in the first person by the central figure, Oskar Matzerath, tracing Oskar's history, beginning with his grandparents, and finishing at his thirtieth birthday (1954). Oskar is a dwarf, whose passion is his tin drum, which exercises some of the power of the Pied Piper's pipe, and he possesses a voice which is capable of breaking glass of all kinds at considerable range. The magic of Oskar's voice is matched by his ability to arrest his growth, but here, as elsewhere, the book moves on two planes, for the adult burgher world believes that his failure to develop is due to a fall. The grotesque figure of Oskar is accompanied by a grotesque series of happenings throughout his life, especially the eccentric deaths of those around him ... Oskar is finally condemned for a murder he has not committed and placed in a mental hospital. Oskar's detachment from the normal world enables him to comment upon it, and the book presents a dry and ironic review of the history of Oskar's times from the standpoint of Danzig, which was his home [as well as the author's].-The Oxford Companion to German Literature
Dog years by Günter Grass ( Book )
51 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel in three parts, beginning in the 1920s and ending in the 1950s, that follows the lives of two friends from the prewar years in Germany through an apocalyptic period and its startling aftermath
Katz und Maus; eine Novelle by Günter Grass ( Book )
324 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een scholier probeert de aandacht van zijn grote adamsappel af te leiden door allerlei bijzondere prestaties
Cat and mouse by Günter Grass ( Book )
60 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The flounder by Günter Grass ( Book )
35 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and German and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based loosely on Grimm's The Fisherman and his Wife, this triumphant blend of folk tale and contemporary story takes place over the course of nine months, during which the wife of the narrator becomes pregnant and is regaled with tales of the various cooks the fisherman has met throughout his life. The emerging themes of the novel expose the periods when men made history and women's contributions went largely, in some cases gravely, unrecognized. Inventive, imaginitive and irreverent, this humorous, fundamentally brilliant novel highlights the value of modern-day myth and timeless legend
Local anaesthetic by Günter Grass ( Book )
42 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starusch, a 40 year old teacher of German and history, undergoes protracted dental treatment in an office where TV is used to distract the patients. Under local anesthesia, the patient projects onto the screen his past and present with the fluidity and visual quality of the movies. A satirical portrait of social confusions
My century by Günter Grass ( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Bengali and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One hundred stories, each named after a year this century. In one, Erich Maria Remarque gives his views on World War I, in another former Nazis reflect on the good old days, while a third is on the fall of the Berlin Wall from a dead woman's point of view
Crabwalk by Günter Grass ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of the Tin Drum takes on the worst maritime disaster in history, the sinking of a German cruise ship packed with refugees by a Soviet sub, a disaster that killed nine thousand people. Gunter Grass has been wrestling with Germany's past for decades now, but no book since The Tin Drum has generated as much excitement as this engrossing account of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. A German cruise ship turned refugee carrier, it was attacked by a Soviet submarine in January 1945. Some 9,000 people went down in the Baltic Sea, making it the deadliest maritime disaster of all time. Born to an unwed mother on a lifeboat the night of the attack, Paul Pokriefke is a middle-aged journalist trying to piece together the tragic events. While his mother sees her whole existence in terms of that calamitous moment, Paul wishes their life could have been less touched by the past. For his teenage son, who dabbles in the dark, far-right corners of the Internet, the Gustloff embodies the denial of Germany's wartime suffering. "Scuttling backward to move forward," Crabwalk is at once a captivating tale of a tragedy at sea and a fearless examination of the ways different generations of Germans now view their past. Winner of the Nobel Prize
Too far afield by Günter Grass ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature tells the story of two old men in Berlin -- one a former East German cultural functionary, the other a former mid-level spy -- observing life in the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Wall in 1989. Grass weaves a deeply human story laced with pain and humor in equal measure
The rat by Günter Grass ( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and German and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A major new work from Germany's greatest modern writer, this wildly imaginative yet superbly told novel revives some of Grass's most famous characters from his novels The Tin Drum, Headbirths, and The Flounder, as it tells the story of a female rat who engages the narrator in a series of dialogues convincingly demonstrating that the rats will inherit a devastated earth
The call of the toad by Günter Grass ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A couple from Gdansk has a unique idea for a business: selling cemetery plots in Gdansk to Germans who were exiled after WWII
Hundejahre : Roman by Günter Grass ( Book )
171 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een voormalige Nazi, diens joodse jeugdvriend en een ironische idealist beschrijven hun jeugd in Duitsland voor de Tweede Wereldoorlog
The meeting at Telgte by Günter Grass ( Book )
24 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1647, as the Thirty Years' War was drawing to its close, a group of poets from all parts of Germany gather at the pilgrimage town of Telgte, for the purpose of strengthening the last remaining bond within a divided nation: its language and literature. They meet and part in disarray, yet manage to discuss their manuscripts with all the liveliness of friendship and force of rivalry, against a background of brutality and anguish ... The fictitious meeting of 1647 is the replay of a real meeting of German poets and writers, known as Group 47, at the end of another devastating war three hundred years later"--Cover
Der Butt : Roman by Günter Grass ( Book )
122 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symbolsk roman over motivet fra eventyret: Konen i muddergrøften
Headbirths, or, The Germans are dying out by Günter Grass ( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and German and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two states--one nation? by Günter Grass ( Book )
13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plebeians rehearse the uprising : a German tragedy by Günter Grass ( Book )
21 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Örtlich betäubt; Roman by Günter Grass ( Book )
112 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Günter Grass ( Book )
24 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gelasi, Junte 1927-
Ghrās, Ghūntir, 1927-
Girās, Gūntir, 1927-
Gkras, Gkynter 1927-
Gkrass, Gkynter 1927-
Gras, Ginter
Grâs, Gînter 1927-
Gras, Gi︠u︡nter, 1927-
Gras, Gjunter 1927-
Ğrās, Ğūntar 1927-
Gras, Gûnter.
Ġrās, Ġuntir, 1927-
Gras, Gynter 1927-
Grasas, G. 1927-
Grasi, Giunter 1927-
Grass, Gèunter
Grass, Ginters 1927-
Grass, Gjunter 1927-
Grass, Guenter
Grass, Guenter 1927-
Grass, Günter
Grass, Gunterus 1927-
Grass, Günther
Grass Günther 1927-....
Günter Grass
Gurasu, Gyuntā 1927-
Jun te Ge la si 1927-
Junte-Gelasi 1927-
Knoff, Artur 1927-
Kŭrasŭ, Kwint'ô 1927-
Грасс, Гюнтер, 1927-
Ґрас, Ґюнтер, 1927-
גראס, גינטר 1927-
جراس، جونتر 1927-
غونتر غراس، 1927-
گونتر، گراس, 1927-
그라스, 귄터 1927-
ギュンター・グラス 1927-
グラス, ギュンター
君特・格拉斯 1927-
格拉斯, 君特 1927-
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German (1,135)
English (590)
Germanic (5)
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French (1)
Japanese (1)
Portuguese (1)
Arabic (1)
Thai (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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