Little Mook And Dwarf Longnose
WILHELM HAUFF was a story-teller in the great European mythic tradition. His short stories, peopled with a vivid assortment of dwarves, evil witches, enchanted swans, and devious princes, owe a clear debt to the Brothers Grimm. But rather than rehashing old tales, Hauff created a realm far more exotic than the Grimm's Black Forest, a place where the morals are less than cl...more
Hardcover, 124 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by David R Godine
(first published January 1st 1979)
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Two popular fairy-tales that I'd not read before. I liked the second one better, but both were nice in the narration, though none of them particularly overwhelming. Definitely a 'must' of German literature, though. I was moved to find out, though, that the author, who I'd always pictured as a worthy old gentleman, died before reaching twenty-five years of age.