Representation, subversion, and eugenics in Günter Grass's The tin drum / Peter Arnds.

In receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999, Günter Grass, a prominent and controversial figure in the ongoing discussion of the German past and reunification, finally gained recognition as Germany's greatest living author, a writer of international importance and acclaim. Grass's...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Arnds, Peter O., 1963-
Format: eBook
Published:Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, ©2004.
Series:Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Table of Contents:
  • Representing euthanasia, reclaiming popular culture
  • Heteroglossia from Grimmelshausen to the Grimm brothers
  • The dwarf and Nazi body politics
  • Oskar's dysfunctional family and gender politics
  • Oskar as fool, harlequin, and trickster, and the politics of sanity
  • Gypsies, the picaresque novel, and the politics of social integration
  • Epilogue: beyond Die Blechtrommel: Germans as victims in Im Krebsgang.