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Fairy Tales and Fables from Weimar Days (1989) [Anthology]
by Béla Balázs Carl Ewald Felix Fechenbach Oskar Maria Graf Robert Grötzsch Edwin Hoernle Béla Illés Berta Lask Eugen Lewin-Dorsch Anna Mosegaard Joachim Ringelnatz Bruno Schönlank Heinrich Schulz Kurt Schwitters Maria Szucisch Hermynia zur Mühlen Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (Library of Congress description):

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.

Edited and translated by Jack Zipes

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Learning from Mistakes
    • Happiness by Kurt Schwitters
    • A Fairy Tale About God and Kings by Carl Ewald
    • The Giant and His Suit of Armor by Edwin Hoernle
    • The Little King and the Sun by Edwin Hoernle
    • The Boy Who Wanted to Fight with a Dragon by Berta Lask
    • Kuttel Daddeldu Tells His Children the Fairy Tale About Little Red Cap by Joachim Ringelnatz
    • The Fence by Hermynia Zur Mühlen
    • The Servant by Hermynia Zur Mühlen
    • The Victor by Béla Balázs
    • The Patched Pants by Bruno Schönlank
    • The Fairy Tale about the Wise Man> by Eugen Lewin-Dorsch
  • Kings, Tyrants, Misers and Other Fools
    • The Holy Wetness by Maria Szucisch
    • The Enchanted King by Robert Grötzsch
    • Burufu the Magician by Robert Grötzsch
    • Baberlababb by Oskar Maria Graf
    • The Fairy Tale About the King by Oskar Maria Graf
    • The Castle with Three Windows by Heinrich Schulz
    • The Giant Spider by Anna Mosegaard
  • Animal Wisdom
    • Felix the Fish by Robert Grötzsch
    • The Poodle and the Schnauzer by Edwin Hoernle
    • The Chameleon by Edwin Hoernle
    • The Triumph of the Wolves by Felix Fechenbach
    • The Revolution in the Zoo by Felix Fechenbach
    • The Chameleon by Felix Fechenbach
    • The Fairy Tale about the Bear, the Wolf and the Sly Fox by Béla Illés
  • Freedom Through Solidarity
    • The Quiet Engine Room by Heinrich Schulz
    • The Glasses> by Hermynia Zur Mühlen

Original title: Fairy Tales and Fables from Weimar Days
Original languages: German

Quotes:

Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreOriginal Creations


The following works are contained within this one:
     Poodle and the Schnauzer, the (1920) [Short Story]
      Author: Edwin Hoernle
     Giant and His Suit of Armor, the (1920) [Short Story]
      Author: Edwin Hoernle
     Chameleon, the (1920) [Short Story]
      Author: Edwin Hoernle
     Little King and the Sun, the (1920) [Short Story]
      Author: Edwin Hoernle
     Boy Who Wanted to Fight with a Dragon, the (1921) [Short Story]
      Author: Berta Lask
     Fairy Tale about God and Kings (1921) [Short Story]
      Author: Carl Ewald
     Burufu the Magician (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Grötzsch
     Felix the Fish (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Grötzsch
     Victor, the (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Béla Balázs
     Enchanted King, the (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Grötzsch
     Fairy Tale about the Wise Man (1923) [Short Story]
      Author: Eugen Lewin-Dorsch
     Kuttel Daddeldu Tells His Children the Fairy Tale about Little Red Cap (1923) [Short Story]
      Author: Joachim Ringelnatz
     Servant, the (1923) [Short Story]
      Author: Hermynia zur Mühlen
     Glasses, the (1924) [Short Story]
      Author: Hermynia zur Mühlen
     Holy Wetness, the (1924) [Short Story]
      Author: Maria Szucisch
     Fence, the (1924) [Short Story]
      Author: Hermynia zur Mühlen
     Castle with the Three Windows, the (1924) [Short Story]
      Author: Heinrich Schulz
     Quiet Engine Room, the (1924) [Short Story]
      Author: Heinrich Schulz
     Happiness (1925) [Short Story]
      Author: Kurt Schwitters
     Revolution in the Zoo, the (1925) [Short Story]
      Author: Felix Fechenbach
     Chameleon, the (1925) [Short Story]
      Author: Felix Fechenbach
     Fairy Tale about the Bear, the Wolf, and the Sly Fox, the (1925) [Short Story]
      Author: Béla Illés
     Triumph of the Wolves, the (1925) [Short Story]
      Author: Felix Fechenbach
     Baberlababb (1927) [Short Story]
      Author: Oskar Maria Graf
     Fairy Tale about the King, the (1927) [Short Story]
      Author: Oskar Maria Graf
     Giant Spider, the (1928) [Short Story]
      Author: Anna Mosegaard
     Patched Pants, the (1928) [Short Story]
      Author: Bruno Schönlank

Edition #1: Fairy Tales and Fables from Weimar Days

Fairy Tales and Fables from Weimar Days (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Jack Zipes
Edited by: Jack Zipes
Blurbs:
  • "A true masterpiece in the field of fairy tale anthologies. [These tales] are invaluable literary, cultural, historical, and folkloristic expressions of Germany's attempt to move towards a democratic society. Superb." Wolfgang Mieder
  • "[Zipes does] what Walter Benjamin urges historians to do: he writes the history of those who were defeated and subsequently forgotten." Anne Leblans
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Fairy Tales and Fables from Weimar Days (1997)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 029915744X
Dimensions: 5 x 8.5 x .5 in
Pages: 211

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Fairy Tales and Fables from Weimar Days (1989)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 0874515017
Pages: 221

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