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Till Eulenspiegel: His Adventures
A classic fable of German literature, Till Eulenspiegel is a cheerfully scatological collection of 95 loosely related vignettes depicting the life and times of a famous roving jester.
Paperback, 214 pages
Published August 8th 2001 by Routledge
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Fun tales, it's interesting to make the connections to other trickster tales. I could see shades of Coyote especially...I guess because everything involved shit. Interesting to see the Christianization and de-magickafying of the archetype as it progressed through Middle Ages and Rennaissance. I would have liked better commentary/foot-noting...the intro was over a 100 pages long, and all about nitty-gritty distinctions between editions and translations. I didn't bother after 10 pages or so. Some ...more