The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
In the aftermath of World War II, Oskar Matzerath—the diminutive protagonist of Günter Grass's The Tin Drum—embarks on an intense program of self-improvement. "I educated myself at almost no cost in the company of thousands determined to learn, to make up for the education they'd missed, took courses in night school, …discussed collective guilt with Cat…
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