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The Castle of Truth and Other Revolutionary Tales

The Castle of Truth and Other Revolutionary Tales (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Translated by Zipes, Jack
By Zur Muhlen, Hermynia

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A collection of radical political fairy tales-some in English for the first time-from one of the great female practitioners of the genre Hermynia Zur Muhlen (1883-1951), one of the twentieth century's great political writers, was not seemingly destined for a revolutionary, unconv...entional literary career. Born in Vienna to an aristocratic Catholic family, Zur Muhlen married an Estonian count. But she rebelled, leaving her upper-class life to be with the Hungarian writer and Communist Stefan Klein, and supporting herself through translations and publications. Altogether, Zur Muhlen wrote thirty novels, mysteries, and story collections, and translated around 150 works, including those of Upton Sinclair, John Galsworthy, and Edna Ferber. A wonderful new addition to the Oddly Modern Fairy Tales Series, The Castle of Truth and Other Revolutionary Tales presents English readers with a selection of Zur Muhlen's best political fairy tales, some translated from German for the first time. In contrast to the classical tales of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, Zur Muhlen's candid, forthright stories focus on social justice and the plight of the working class, with innovative plots intended to raise the political consciousness of readers young and old. For example, in The Glasses, readers are encouraged to rip off the glasses that deceive them, while in The Carriage Horse, horses organize a union to resist their working and living conditions. In The Broom, a young worker learns how to sweep away injustice. With an informative introduction by Jack Zipes and period illustrations by George Grosz, John Heartfield, Heinrich Vogeler, and Karl Holtz, The Castle of Truth and Other Revolutionary Tales revives the legacy of a notable female artist whose literary and political work remains relevant in our own time.
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ISBN 9780691201252
Released AU 15 Apr 2020
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Oddly Modern Fairy Tales
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9780691201252
Stock Release date is 15 April 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 15 Apr 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Translated by Zipes, Jack
By Zur Muhlen, Hermynia
Series Oddly Modern Fairy Tales
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Literature: Texts
Myths & Mythology
Number of Pages 216
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 197mm
Dewey Code 833.912
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Zur Meuhlen, Hermynia, Fairy tales - German
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade