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The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales

Author: Béla Balázs; Jack Zipes
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series: Oddly modern fairy tales.
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A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man must choose whether to be close to his wife's soul or body. And two deaf mutes transcend their physical existence in the garden of dreams. Strange and fantastical, these fairy tales of Béla Balázs (1884-1949),  Read more...
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Balázs, Béla, 1884-1949.
Cloak of dreams.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009047839
(OCoLC)472586721
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Béla Balázs; Jack Zipes
ISBN: 9781400836031 1400836034
OCLC Number: 650873927
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 177 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
B233;la Bal225;zs, the Homeless Wanderer, or, The Man Who Sought to Become One with the World --
A Note on the Mysterious Illustrator Mariette Lydis --
THE CLOAK OF DREAMS --
1 The Cloak of Dreams --
2 Li-Tai-Pe and the Thief --
3 The Parasols --
4 The Clumsy God --
5 The Opium Smokers --
6 The Flea --
7 The Old Child --
8 The Robbers of Divine Power --
9 Li-Tai-Pe and Springtime --
10 The Ancestors --
11 The Moon Fish --
12 The Friends --
13 The Revenge of the Chestnut Tree --
14 Tearful Gaze --
15 The Clay Child --
16 The Victor --
Appendix A ' A Beautiful Book --
Appendix B ' The Book of Wan Hu-Chen --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Oddly modern fairy tales.
Other Titles: Mantel der Träume.
Responsibility: Béla Balázs ; translated and introduced by Jack Zipes ; illustrated by Mariette Lydis.

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Strange and fantastical, the fairy tales of Bela Balazs (1884-1949), Hungarian writer, film critic, and famous librettist of "Bluebeard's Castle", reflect his profound interest in friendship,  Read more...

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