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At once a dystopian fantasy and a critique of sexual norms, Mine-Haha describes a unique boarding institution for girls—part idyllic refuge, part prison—where pupils are trained only in the physical arts of movement, dance, and music, before issuing theminto an adult world for which they have (unwittingly) been prepared. The narrator is an old woman recalling her strange c...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Hesperus Press (first published 1901)
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ugh, this is yours?? you can keep it.

i don't care if marianne faithfull did write the giant back-cover blurb, i say "mine-blahblah"

but it was pretty close to being good. rewrite it, please.
Even just a cursory glance over various analyses of Wedekind's short novella shows that interpretations tend to be just as conflicted and baffled as my own (*sigh of relief*). Because, well, this text is just weird. Really, really weird.

The story, revolving around an unorthodox boarding school young girls become mysteriously initiated into, places each girl into a hierarchical "family" of seven other girls, and over the next seven years rigorously trains them in ballet and to play instruments....more
Mine-haha, Frank Wedekind. Recensione Quello diWedekindfa parte dei romanzi finiti nelle mia libreria a causa di un film. Un film visto tardi, per caso e tanti anni fa.
Un film dal titolo misterioso, affascinante e, per qualche oscuro aspetto, inquietante:L'educazione fisica delle fanciullediJohn Irvin.
A distanza di tempo, leggendo il romanzo, mi sono resa conto delle inevitabili discrepanze tra questa opera e la sua trasposizione cinematografica. Differenze, che, per alcuni aspetti, mi hanno per...more
In un misterioso parco vivono dalla nascita ragazzine di ogni età, senza mai avere la possibilità di relazionarsi con il mondo esterno. Apparentemente si tratta di una scuola in cui si insegnano la danza e la musica, in realtà il progetto che c'è dietro mira all'applicazione del principio di interscambiabilità e alla spersonalizzazione, come fasi che precedono la mercificazione.
"L'utopia" di Wedekind appare sinistramente profetica al lettore dell'epoca del bunga bunga.
Essenziale per la compren...more
A very weird book... the first story is a tale of the ironic innocence a girl, trained though her body only, passed her first years in a questionable environment.
I liked more the two stories that came with Mine-Haha. One about how lust can make us lose everything and the last one... how innocence may be killed by a broken heart. That one, I loved.
This was . . . interesting. I'd like to read it again when I have the chance, just to figure out what I think it's about. It's so odd . . .
waited almost a year for this book. thrilled it arrive today. first read.
Dita D'inchiostro
Mine-Haha è una parola indiana (dakota) che significa "acqua ridente" (germanizzazione del nome femminile americano Minnehaha).
A cosa ci introduce?
A un romanzo che ne porta il titolo.
Sottotitolo: "Dell'educazione fisica delle fanciulle".
No, non spaventatevi, non è niente di erotico o scandaloso da questo punto di vista. In un certo senso è molto peggio perché, nella perfezione della disciplina corporea cui le fanciulle sono sottoposte, si cela un gravoso segreto che riguarda il mondo che le ha...more
Dana Brownstein
I was prepared for something extremely disturbing, but the book fell short. Having seen Spring Awakening, it was the kind of off-beat, detached, punishing take on/experience of teen sexuality that was in his other work. Left me kind of meh.
Two short stories and a novella make up this collection. While I wouldn't use these three stories to indicate that Wedekind is a master of short fiction, but I would certainly be interested in reading some of his drama.
Dario Argento says Mine-Haha was the inspiration for Suspiria. Thanks to Hesperus Press' English translation, I finally got to read it. Well worth it, and Marianne Faithfull approves, too.
Mar 19, 2010 Fatty marked it as to-read
If anyone can find a copy of this book anywhere, as I'm afraid I cannot, please let me know and I will purchase it outright, especially if the edition is in German.
Found it! Herrlich!
un libro istantaneo, con tratti un po' indefiniti.
mi ha ricordato la sacralità de "I beati anni del castigo", ma senza la magia della Fleur
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Benjamin Franklin Wedekind, usually known as Frank Wedekind, was a German playwright. His work, which often criticizes bourgeois attitudes (particularly towards sex), is considered to anticipate expressionism, and he was a major influence on the development of epic theatre.
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