Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales
Kurt Schwitters revolutionized the art world in the 1920s with his Dadaist Merz collages, theater performances, and poetry. But at the same time he was also writing extraordinary fairy tales that were turning the genre upside down and inside out. Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales is the first collection of these subversive, little-known stories in any language and the...more
Most of the protagonists do not end up happy.
Although the stories were unusual, not many of them stick in my mind. They didn’t have enough action for me. Maybe they were just too short. Schwitters has a very low-key writing style that kept the excitement to a minimum. I read this book because ...more