Fables and Tales by the German Aesop, C.F. Gallert (1715-1769): A Moral Teacher of the German Nation

Fables and Tales by the German Aesop, C.F. Gallert (1715-1769): A Moral Teacher of the German Nation

By: John Walter Van Cleve (author)Hardback

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Description

This title makes a contribution to scholarship. This the most reliable translation of "Fables and Tales" by C.F. Gellert. The book constitutes the most important collection of German folklore which passes on the morals of the "Volk" through stories. These are translations of fables and tales written by C.F. Gellert. Gellert was an eighteenth century folklorist whose work has been canonized. Critics have argued that the stories are fundamentally homegrown and come from the German people (the "Volk"), and they speak directly to the heart of the people. These works are used less often for moral instruction in contemporary society, something the author laments, but are still important components of German folklore.

Contents

1. The Nightingale and the Lark; 2. The Finch; 3. The Dancing Bear; 4. The Story of the Hat; 5. The Gray-Haired Man; 6. The Colt; 7. The Invalid; 8. The Fox and the Magpie;...and many more fables.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773445147
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 252
  • ID: 9780773445147
  • ISBN10: 0773445145

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