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"The Tin Drum," by Günter Grass

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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 381 comments Mod
The next meeting of Great Books KC will be April 26, 2019. We'll be discussing The Tin Drum by Günter Grass.

Meeting Information:
Location: Plaza Branch Kansas City Public Library
Small Meeting Room
Date: April 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Address: 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Information about the book:
The Tin Drum is a 1959 by Günter Grass, a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor, and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. Critical reception has generally accepted it as a classic of post-World War II literature. The novel is strongly political in nature, although it goes beyond a political novel in the writing's stylistic plurality. There are elements of allegory, myth and legend, placing it in the genre of magic realism. The Tin Drum has religious overtones, both Jewish and Christian. The main character holds conversations with both Jesus and Satan throughout the book. His gang members call him "Jesus", then he refers to himself as "Satan" later in the book

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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 381 comments Mod
Here's a link to my review of "The Tin Drum":

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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 381 comments Mod
The following is list of those present at the April 26, 2019 meeting:
Rex Nowland
Bernard Norcott-Mahany
Don Pepper
Tom Brown
John Rasmus
Charlie Kline
Marilyn Whitlock
Judy Covell
Jack Granath
Clif Hostetler

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