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The Castle of Truth and Other Revolutionary Tales (Paperback): Hermynia Zur Muhlen

The Castle of Truth and Other Revolutionary Tales (Paperback)

Hermynia Zur Muhlen; Edited by Jack Zipes; Translated by Jack Zipes

Series: Oddly Modern Fairy Tales

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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, unconventional 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.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Oddly Modern Fairy Tales
Release date: April 2020
First published: 2020
Authors: Hermynia Zur Muhlen
Editors: Jack Zipes
Translators: Jack Zipes
Dimensions: 197 x 140 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 216
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-20125-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Myths & mythology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore > Folklore
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Myths & mythology
LSN: 0-691-20125-0
Barcode: 9780691201252

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