101 Neue Fabeln

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Flinzer, Fedor
Schanz, Frida
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1910
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This book belongs in Bodemann #369. She lists only the first, third, and fifth editions. This is the sixth. By comparison with my apparent first edition (under 1888?), this is a larger book (9 x 11½). It happens to be in much better condition. It lacks the embossed seal of the old publisher, which was on the back cover of the first edition. The publisher has changed from Ambrosius Abel in Leipzig to Globus Verlag in Berlin. Let me quote some of my comments there. A long list of fellow authors appears on the title-page, including Julius Sturm and Johannes Trojan. The authors are noted both in the beginning T of C and at the end of each individual fable. Perhaps the cleverest illustration is that of the dog smoking a cigarette (26). I have read most of the first fifteen fables. Many are rather predictable. Several strike me as engagingly clever. The shark, e.g., laughs at the ostrich for eating stones, and then dives down to eat shoes, nails, and half of a sail (6). A caterpillar's idea of mind-expanding travel is to eat the next branch clean (16)! One fable from Sturm presents a mouse in winter begging a hamster for something to eat. The answer is Not today. Ask again tomorrow. The mouse dies before tomorrow can come. A suicidal nightingale laments the loss of light (19), and a glow-worm answers I will illumine you. I took notes on those stories which I read while waiting in a doctor's office. I have included those notes in the first edition of the book.
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Globus Verlad
Globus Verlag
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