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Fairy tales and fables from Weimar days : collected utopian tales / Jack Zipes, editor ; translated by Jack Zipes.

Zipes, Jack, 1937- (editor,, translator.).
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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 808.831 FAI (Text) 36626103946844 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 01/17/2019

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  • ISBN: 9783319692746
  • ISBN: 3319692747
  • Physical Description: x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: New and Revised Edition
  • Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
First published: Hanover : University Press of New England, 1989
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-249)
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Learning from mistakes -- Kings, tyrants, misers and other fools -- Animal wisdom -- Freedom through solidarity.
Summary, etc.:
"This is a collection of traditional German fairy tales and fables, deliberately transformed into utopian narratives and social commentary by political activists in the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). Against a backdrop of financial and political instability, widespread homelessness, and the reformation of public institutions, numerous gifted writers such as Berta Lask, Kurt Schwitters, Oskar Maria Graf and Joachim Ringelnatz responded to the need for hope among the common people by creating fairy tales and fables that offered a new and critical vision of social conditions. Though many of their tales deal with the grim situation of common people and their apparent helplessness, they are founded on the principle of hope. This revised edition includes over 50 illustrations by contemporary international artists who reveal how similar the Weimar conditions were to the conditions in which we presently live"-- Provided by publisher
Language Note:
Translated from the German
Subject: Fairy tales > Political aspects > Germany > Weimar (Stadtkreis)
Children's stories, German > Translations into English.
Germany > History > 1918-1933.

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