A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for G nter Grass's The Tin Drum, the most widely read postwar German novel. As a novel, The Tin Drum is a memoir of a man living in an insane asylum with supernatural powers who grew up in Nazi Germany. Moreover, Grass uses allusion and metaphor to comment on modern society, history, the individual, and the government. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Grass's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.