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Last updated: 29 september, 2009 - 13:10 GMT

Günter Grass

The Tin Drum

Originally published in 1959 The Tin Drum has been described as one of the most influential, disturbing and controversial novels of the last half-century. It was written by the German Nobel Laureate Günter Grass, Germany's most important living author, and in the latest edition of click World Book Club he talks about the novel that first brought him fame and notoriety.

The Strand has been exploring the plot, characters and main themes of The Tin Drum.

Themes and plot

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Characters and style

Gunter Grass sculpture

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Günter Grass the artist

Günter Grass sculpture

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Translating The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

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