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Cat and Mouse (Die Danziger Trilogie #2)

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The setting is Danzig during World War II. The narrator recalls a boyhood scene in which a black cat pounces on his friend Mahlke’s “mouse”-his prominent Adam’s apple. This incident sets off a wild series of events that ultimately leads to Mahlke’s becoming a national hero. Translated by Ralph Manheim. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 31st 1991 by Mariner Books (first published 1961)
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Sawsan
Feb 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
قط وفأر" جزء من ثلاثية دانزج للكاتب الألماني جونتر جراس
ودانزج هي المدينة التي نشأ فيها جراس وتدور فيها أحداث الرواية
مشاهد في حياة اثنين أصدقاء فترة المراهقة والشباب في بدايات الحرب العالمية الثانية
يعرض جراس شكل الحياة والاهتمامات في ذلك الوقت وصورة الحرب وأثرها عليهم قبل وبعد اشتراكهم فيها
ويكشف صفات القط والفأر في واقع أي مجتمع من خلال طباع وتصرفات شخصيات الرواية
السرد في الرواية يعتمد على الرمز والتفاصيل
Ioannis Anastasiadis
Το ‘Γάτα και ποντίκι’, ένα από τα διασημότερα μυθιστορήματα του Γερμανού νομπελίστα, αποτελεί το δεύτερο μέρος της ’τριλογίας του Ντάντσιχ’, η οποία καταπιάνεται με την άνοδο του Ναζισμού κατά το διάστημα του μεσοπολέμου και κατά την διάρκεια του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου ..Το Ντάντσιχ, η γενέτειρα πόλη του Γκυντερ Γκρας (1927), ανακηρύχτηκε ελεύθερη πόλη με την λήξη του Α’ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο, προσαρτήθηκε από τη Ναζιστική Γερμανία το 1939 κ ενώθηκε με την Πολωνία με το πέρας του πολέμου ως Γκντανσκ α ...more
Michael Finocchiaro
The brutal account of these kids in Danzig/Gdansk during the Hitler youth and the war is both chilling and poignant. It is the second volume of Grass' Danzig trilogy after The Tin Drummer and a fast but furious read. The characters are both repulsive and compelling and ow that we know that Grass was in the Hitler youth when he was 16, it is obviously a pretty damn accurate portrayal (better than the kid in All the Light We Cannot See in any case! I have to believe that Doer read this book and de ...more
Manab
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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পরথম গুনটার গরাস পড়ি নটরডেম কলেজে পড়তে, অথবা তারও কিছু আগে। ঐ, টিন ডরামটাই। শেষ করছিলাম কি? মনে পড়ে না, তবে ভালোই লাগতেছিলো, মনে পড়ে।

সেই ভালো লাগা আজকের ভালো লাগায় তফাত সমভবত অনেক। সেই বয়সে পোষটমডারন নযারেটিভ দেখলে জিহবায় জল এসে যেতো, অসকারের বয়ান পড়তে পড়তে হটাত অসকারেরে আবিষকার করার সুখানুভূতি ছিলো, গা-গুলানো বরণনার একটা আবেদন ছিলো। সেই ছয়শো পাতার ডরাম-বাজানির বৈশিষটযগুলি এই বইয়েও আছে, বয়ানে চমৎকৃতব আছে, গা-গুলায়ে নাশ করে দেয়া কিছু অংশ আছে, মানে তখন হলে নাশ করে দিতো, এখন গায়ে লাগে না -

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Robert Beveridge
Feb 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I first read Cat and Mouse without the benefit of having read The Tin Drum beforehand, and I missed a lot. Cat and Mouse is the second book in Grass' Danzig Trilogy, three books that look at life in Danzig under the Nazi regime from three different points of view (the tales are told concurrently, and time can be fixed by seeing the same event from different points of view; for example, the picnic taken by the jazz trio and Schmuh in Book III of The Tin Drum shows up towards the end of Cat and Mo ...more
Jeremy
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And the cat and the mouse? Are there stories that can cease to be?


The second of Grass’s three Danzig-based stories is a novella that echoes the first, The Tin Drum, deliciously; overtly, there are several cameos and crossovers, including Oskar’s appearances at various points and the life of the Catholic Church and the Dusters gang, but also in mood and theme, if somewhat more compressed and focussed. This time, we have a chiefly bodiless narrator, constantly trying his best to not be in the stor
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Yousra
من جديد ... هي رواية تم ترشيحها لي .... أمسكت بها في معرض عام ٢٠١٣ قلبتها في يدي ثم وضعتها في مكانها، وها أنا قد حصلت عليها وقرأتها من خلال معرض عام ٢٠١٤ .... وربما لو لم يتم ترشيحها لي ما كنت قرأتها أبدا

مراجعات وتقييمات الرواية غاية في الإحباط وأخص بكلامي مراجعات القراء العرب ممن قرأوا نفس الترجمة تقريبا، بينما لا تعطي المراجعات الأجنبية أي نوع من وسائل القياس

الرواية محبطة فعلا لمن يبحث عن قصة وعقدة وأحداث أو مغامرة ... الترجمة غريبة فقد كنت افاجأ بألفاظ غاية في القبح والمخالفة لما قد أقبله
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Andrew
Ostensibly set in the same world as The Tin Drum, although the little boy with the drum and the piercing shrieks barely makes an appearance. Really, it is more the story of an adolescence in the shadow of the Nazi regime, and how the regime shapes what would be an otherwise unremarkable teenage boy's life of hanging out at the beach and exploring old shipwrecks. Beautifully told, grotesquely real, and closer to Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea in tone than anything else.
Ahmed Mahmoud Gamal

تكملة قراءة هذا القىء هو بمثابة التكفير عن جميع الذنوب التى ارتكبتها فى الماضى والتى سوف أرتكبها فى المسقبل
لعن الله الملل يا أخى .الروايه لمن يريد التكفير عن ذنوبه وبما انى لا انوى هذه الايام ..فلن اكملها ..(يعنى على دخله رمضان كده
Manisha
I was disappointed in this second book of the trilogy. It was short, which is what I loved. And sadly, it was the only thing I loved about it.

As with the first, this book is about the coming of age tale of a boy. In this case, the story was told by his best friend. It wasn't a horrible tale at all. The concept was brilliant, I thought, however, the execution fell flat. I just didn't care about the characters as I did in the first book. And it didn't help that I found this book boring for most o
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Günter Wilhelm Grass was a Nobel Prize-winning German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, and sculptor.
He was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland). Since 1945, he lived in West Germany, but in his fiction he frequently returned to the Danzig of his childhood. He always identified himself as a Kashubian.

He is best known for his first novel, "The Tin Drum" (1959)
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