A guy is modified right into a flea and needs to convey his destiny mom and dad jointly on the way to develop into human back. a lady convinces a river god to therapy her ill son, however the treatment has combined results. a tender guy needs to decide on even if to be with regards to his wife's soul or physique. And deaf mutes go beyond their actual life within the backyard of goals. unusual and fantastical, those fairy stories of Béla Balázs (1884-1949), Hungarian author, movie critic, and well-known librettist of Bluebeard's Castle, replicate his profound curiosity in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and brought via Jack Zipes, one of many world's prime experts on fairy stories, The Cloak of Dreams brings jointly 16 of Balázs's targeted and haunting stories.
Written in 1921, those fairy stories have been initially released with twenty photos drawn within the chinese language variety by means of painter Mariette Lydis, and this new version encompasses a number of Lydis's remarkable illustrations. jointly, the stories and photographs intensify the motifs and topics that run all through Balázs's paintings: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy stories exhibit our inner most wishes and the wish that, even in the middle of tragedy, we will be able to go beyond our problems and forge our personal destinies.
strange, wondrous fairy stories that study the world's cruelties and twists of destiny, The Cloak of Dreams will entertain, startle, and intrigue.
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Additional resources for The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales (Oddly Modern Fairy Tales)
Bobigny: Nouvelles Éditions Françaises, 1949.