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Fairy Tale about Common Sense, the (1948) [Short Story]
by Erich Kästner Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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A moral fairy tale about values, reflecting Kästner's views on war. A sensible man with the bad habit of getting ideas (and worse yet, expecting other people to go along with them), calls all the leaders of the world together and, much to their disgust, proposes they spend a large amount of money for improving the welfare of their citizens.

Original title: Das Märchen von der Vernunft
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Spells of Enchantment (1991) [Anthology]
      Authors: L. Frank Baum , Philip K. Dick , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Nathaniel Hawthorne , August Strindberg , Mark Twain , Oscar Wilde , William Butler Yeats , Anatole France , Voltaire , Stanislaw Lem , Tanith Lee , Lord Dunsany , Robin McKinley , Howard Pyle , Jane Yolen , Italo Calvino , William Makepeace Thackeray , Rainer Maria Rilke , Jean-Jacques Rousseau , Hermann Hesse , Angela Carter , James Thurber , George MacDonald , Michael de Larrabeiti , Laurence Housman , Erich Kästner , Johann Karl August Musäus , Frank R. Stockton , E. T. A. Hoffmann , Gottfried Keller , Georg Kaiser , Sylvia Townsend Warner , Mary de Morgan , Alfred Döblin , Theodor Storm , Naomi Mitchison , Hans Christian Andersen , Guillaume Apollinaire , Apuleius , Ingeborg Bachmann , Giambattista Basile , Thomas Crofton Croker , Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy , Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force , Carl Ewald , Antoine Galland , Wilhelm Carl Grimm , Franz Hessel , Hugo von Hofmannsthal , Janosch , Günter Kunert , Rosemarie Künzler , Marie-Jean L'Héritier , Christoph Meckel , Mynona , Novalis , Charles Perrault , Henri Pourrat , Kurt Schwitters , Giovanni Straparola , Ludwig Tieck , Michel Tournier , Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder , Christoph Martin Wieland , Robert Coover

Edition #1: The Fairy Tale about Common Sense

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