The Tin Drum | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Keith Miles

This literature criticism consists of approximately 47 pages of analysis & critique of The Tin Drum.
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Critical Essay by Keith Miles

SOURCE: "The Tin Drum," in Günter Grass, Barnes and Noble Books, 1975, pp. 48-83.

Miles is an English dramatist, short story writer, novelist, author of children's literature, critic, and educator. In the following excerpt, a small portion of which was reprinted in CLC-15, he discusses the literary influences of Herman Melville, Lawrence Sterne, and Thomas Mann on The Tin Drum, and examines Grass's portrayal of Oskar, who acts as commentator on "the character and history of the German people in the twentieth century."

It was not out of modesty that I wanted to become a drummer. That is the highest thing, the rest is a trifle.

      Adolph Hitler, Munich People's Court, 1924
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