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Idental for readers in the 21st century I can t account for the low rating for this Grass work A lot of the complaints seem to stem from the lack of istorical knowledge of the characters involved on the part of the readers but shit that s your fault not Grass My edition Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay had a snazzy little character sheet in the back that would tell you everything you need to know from Albert the composer who warned against playing like chopping cabbage and Zesen who coined the German euphemism Jungfernzwinger virgin s dungeon for a conventAs you can see these are funny guys and this is a funny book Mind it s no Tin Drum and Grass is clearly payingomage to Charmed Particles his Gruppe 47ome slices make no bones about that But it s enjoyable as Grass always is with typical rude Running with the Kenyans humor farting landladies and jokes about penal castration The characters might seem thin but this is reportage than novel making with a barely disguised message for the reader This was one of the forgotten fare of one of those Grass clusters in the late 1990s I reread this a few years ago after reading CV Wedgwood sistory of the Thirty Year War It is certainly thinner Grass euating is own Gruppe 47 with the efforts to restore civilization after that bloodbath in the anything but 47 with the efforts to restore civilization after that bloodbath in the anything but Roman Empire I do not like this book Here are my complaints It s written in a style like those classical era novels think Kleist but not as interesting It gives place and time but then the author fails to draw the reader in text A lot of petty trivialities some incidences that could be funny but aren t and discourses in poetics that are neither funny or inspiring It s agony to read I only finished it because it was short. Nsparent counterpart of Grass Himself Grimmelshausen ere callled Gelnhausen subseuently the author of Germany's great baroue novel Simplicissimus a postwar narrative as representative of its times and as outrageous as Grass's The Tin Dru. ,

Writing a novella that goes back 300 years touches the present and reaches far into the future making the reader s mouth water and touches the present and reaches far into the future making the reader s mouth water and of joy and sadness running down their cheeks while grinning from ear to ear only Jinter can do that Honestly I should read im often You too This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License Yikes I tell a lie I m not currently reading it I m too scared to I need somebody out there to give me some encouragement I was thinking of Matt but I see it s only on your to be done shelf I ve been reading German literature etc from straight after WWII and this seems like I should give it a go but when I opened it up I discovered really I ad to start at the end with a rather terrifyingly complicated account of the period in which it is set and the people whom the reader will meet To be onest I put it back on my physical to read shelf How to overcome my cowardice I found the idea behind this book much interesting than its execution which comes off as dry detatched and uninteresting Grass writes of a fictitious meeting of prominent literary personalities from many corners of the fractured Germany that existed at the end of the 30 Years War where the purpose of the meeting was to exlore ow poetry music and the written word could bring about peace elightenment ethic identity and piety to exlore ow poetry music and the written word could bring about peace elightenment ethic identity and piety a land plunged I admit I totally uit this book about 60 pages into it I just couldn t do it any It seemed that the reader would need at least a passable knowledge of 17th century German poetry written after the 30 Year War An extensive knowledge of the Reformation relationships between. In 1647 as the Thirty Years' War is drawing to its close a group of poets from all parts of Germany gather at the pilgrimage town of Telgte for the purpose of strengthening the last remaining bond within a divided nation its language and. Catholics and Protestants and German geography is also a good ideaGiven that I
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limited knowledge German poetry none limited knowledge of Catholicism vs Lutheranism 4 years at a Lutheran college married to a Lutheran does Not A Scholar Make And a scholar make and almost nothing about German geography I was bored and confused Mostly confusedIt is well written I m just clearly not the target audience The idea behind the book is not bad at all and that was the reason why I read it but the never ending phrases and the language just made me feel like I was chewing on something for ours and could not swallow At page 70 I asked myself if the author is going somewhere with this story and I do not think that Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep he did or maybe I just missed the pointI knew G nter Grass was not my cup of tea and this book confirmed it yet again Judge this book by its cover please Theand olding a feather to write down the story of Germany s literature is emerging from a broken landscape a Tr mmerlandschaft And such is the power of storytelling that it can go on after the country as once again been ruined by the the dark side of German culture Just like Christa Wolf in Kein Ort Nirgends G This is a remarkable book Set in Germany in 1647 one year before the end of the Thirty Years War a group of authors poets critics and publishers are invited to meet read and discuss each others works and above all to produce an appeal to those political powers seeking peace A fascinating look at the literary world of 17th century Germany with reference to the literary society Group 47 created in Germany after the end of the Second World War in 1947 it still The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow has meaning whether intentional or acc. LiteratureGünter Grass infusesis cast of Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart historic characters with tremendous vitality and authentic detail displayingis genius for bringing orrendous or comic incident alive The most flamboyant ribald and generous character is a tra. Das Treffen in Telgte

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