Nine Fairy Tales: And One More Thrown in for Good Measure

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Like traditional fairy tales, Capek's fantastic parables contain marvels and supernatural beings, fairies, elves, and talking animals; their plots stem from folk traditions where innocence triumphs. At the same time, Capek infuses these tales with dazzling wordplay, an abundant sense of the absurd, and surprising futuristic twists. Fact and imagination, satire and fantasy are blended so skillfully that the line between logic and plausible nonsense is nearly indiscernible. These are not just children's tales but ...
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Overview

Like traditional fairy tales, Capek's fantastic parables contain marvels and supernatural beings, fairies, elves, and talking animals; their plots stem from folk traditions where innocence triumphs. At the same time, Capek infuses these tales with dazzling wordplay, an abundant sense of the absurd, and surprising futuristic twists. Fact and imagination, satire and fantasy are blended so skillfully that the line between logic and plausible nonsense is nearly indiscernible. These are not just children's tales but modern parables.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810108653
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1990
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 7.83 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Karel Capek, author of the acclaimed War with the Newts, is one of the great Czechoslovak writers of the twentieth century.

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Table of Contents

The Great Cat's Tale 1
The Dog's Tale 68
The Bird's Tale 84
The First Robbers' Tale 96
The Water Sprite's Tale 116
The Second Robbers' Tale 128
The Tramp's Tale 144
The Great Police Tale 164
The Mailman's Tale 194
The Great Doctor's Tale 220
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