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Fairy tales and fables from Weimar days

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Madison, Wis : The University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of literary fairy tales written during the Weimar Republic in Germany, intended to serve as utopian tales for raising the political consciousness of the young people of that period. Includes a scholarly introduction giving the social and cultural background of the tales.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Zipes
ISBN: 029915744X 9780299157449
OCLC Number: 36746352
Language Note: Translated from German.
Description: ix, 211 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Recovering the Utopian spirit of the Weimar fairy tales and fables --
[pt. 1]. Learning from mistakes --
Happiness / Kurt Schwitters --
A fairy tale about God and kings / Carl Ewald --
The giant and his suit of armor / Edwin Hoernle --
The little king and the sun / Edwin Hoernle --
The boy who wanted to fight with a dragon / Berta Lask --
Kuttel Daddeldu tells his children the fairy tale about Little Red Cap / Joachim Ringelnatz --
The fence / Hermynia Zur Mühlen --
The servant / Hermynia Zur Mühlen --
The victor / Béla Balás --
The patched pants / Bruno Schönlank --
The fairy tale about the wise man / Eugen Lewin-Dorsch --
[pt. 2]. Kings, tyrants, misers, and other fools --
The holy wetness / Maria Szucisch --
The enchanted king / Robert Grötzsch --
Burufu the magician / Robert Grötzsch --
Baberlababb / Oskar Maria Graf --
The fairy tale about the king / Oskar Maria Graf --
The castle with the three windows / Heinrich Schulz --
The giant spider / Anna Mosegaard --
[pt. 3]. Animal wisdom --
Felix the fish / Robert Grötzsch --
The poodle and the schnauzer / Edwin Hoernle --
The chameleon / Edwin Hoernle --
The triumph of the wolves / Felix Fechenbach --
The revolution in the zoo / Felix Fechenbach --
The chameleon / Felix Fechenbach --
The fairy tale about the bear, the wolf and the sly fox / Béla Illés --
[pt. 5]. Freedom through solidarity --
The quiet engine room / Heinrich Schulz --
The Glasses / Hermynia Zur Mühlen.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Jack Zipes.

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These deliberate transformations of traditional German fairy tales and fables into utopian narratives and social commentary, were written by political activists for use by progressive youth groups  Read more...

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