The Castle Of Truth And Other Revolutionary Tales

The Castle Of Truth And Other Revolutionary Tales

Author: 
Muhlen, Hermynia Zur
ISBN: 
9780691201252
Binding:
Paperback
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Description: 
"Born to an artistocratic Catholic family, Hermynia zur Mèuhlen became a prolific writer and translator, sometimes called the Red Countess for her left-wing ideas and revolutionary spirit. She began to write during the several years she spent in a sanitorium for tuberculosis, a disease she battled for the rest of her life. Exiled from Germany in the 1930s for her anti-Nazi convictions and her relationship with the German Jewish translator Stefan Klein, she eventually fled to England, where she spent her final years. The 17 fairy tales selected for this book were written primarily during her radical Weimar years and demonstrate the innovative techniques she used to raise the political consciousness of readers young and old. In contrast to the classical fairy tales of Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, Zur Mèuhlen's focus was on the plight of the working class and the cause of social justice"--
Description: 
"Born to an artistocratic Catholic family, Hermynia zur Mèuhlen became a prolific writer and translator, sometimes called the Red Countess for her left-wing ideas and revolutionary spirit. She began to write during the several years she spent in a sanitorium for tuberculosis, a disease she battled for the rest of her life. Exiled from Germany in the 1930s for her anti-Nazi convictions and her relationship with the German Jewish translator Stefan Klein, she eventually fled to England, where she spent her final years. The 17 fairy tales selected for this book were written primarily during her radical Weimar years and demonstrate the innovative techniques she used to raise the political consciousness of readers young and old. In contrast to the classical fairy tales of Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, Zur Mèuhlen's focus was on the plight of the working class and the cause of social justice"--