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On the day of his third birthday the main character, Oskar Matzerath, decides to stop growing. The same day he receives his first tin drum, which will be with him as he travels around Europe. He works as an artist's model, enrolls in a troupe of traveling musicians, deals in the black market, and becomes a leader of a group of anarchists. the drum will be the key to all Oskar's memories, even when some time after the war he is confined to a mental institution convicted of a murder he did not commit.
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Gunter Grass (b. Danzing, Germany, 1927) is a novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, graphic artist, and the most celebrated and controvertial contemporary German writer. He received the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent release in Spanish is Mi siglo
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Book Description Alfaguara, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11842042773X