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6 edition of Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror? found in the catalog.

Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror?

160 Years Later

by Barbara Smith Chalou

  • 381 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Lexington Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poetry & poets: 19th century,
  • Poetry,
  • General,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • German,
  • Struwwelpeter,
  • Children"s Literature - General,
  • Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject,
  • Political Science / General,
  • Continental European,
  • 1809-1894,
  • Hoffmann, Heinrich,

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages100
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7913791M
    ISBN 100739116630
    ISBN 109780739116630

    Struwwelpeter (Slovenly Peter) is an illustrated collection of humorous children’s poems describing ludicrous and usually violent punishments for naughty behavior. Hoffmann, a Frankfurt physician, wanted to buy a picture book for his son for Christmas/5(K).   Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures Language: English: LoC Class: PZ: Language and Literatures: Juvenile belles lettres: Subject: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction Subject: Stories in rhyme Subject: Behavior -- Fiction Subject: Children's stories, German -- Translations into English Subject: Picture books for children Cited by: 9.

      This book, supposedly intended to be therapeutic, was written for his three-year old son. It was reissued as “Struwwelpeter” in with added stories and pictures. In it was translated into English. Why did my parents think it was a good idea to give their infant children a book of 19th century horror stories for their early years.   Struwwelpeter first appeared in an old German picture book – the verse above is my own very liberal translation. Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann, a 19 th century psychiatrist, was unimpressed with the children’s books then in circulation and created Struwwelpeter as a present for his son.

    Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann. Download Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures elpeter – Merry Stories and Funny Pictures – Heinrich Hoffman – ENGLISH TRANSLATION – BRAND NEW EDITION – Hoffmann wrote Struwwelpeter in reaction to the lack of good children’s books. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures. By. Heinrich Hoffman. 0 (0 Reviews) Free Download. Read Online. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. Der Struwwelpeter. Readers reviews. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Average.


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Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror? by Barbara Smith Chalou Download PDF EPUB FB2

Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror. is a critical analysis of the now infamous Struwwelpeter stories. While Hoffman intended his depictions of amputated limbs and burning children to be humorous and to warn children against misbehavior, some find the punishments can be excessively by: 2.

A recent upsurge in interest in Der Struwwelpeter, written by Heinrich Hoffman has initiated a new wave of spin-offs, parodies, and retellings of these immensely popular stories. Hoffman's style, which is instructive and moralistic, coupled with the sadistic content of his works lend a unique quality to the stories that we don't see in Reviews: 1.

Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror. is a critical analysis of the now infamous Struwwelpeter stories. While Hoffman intended his depictions of amputated limbs and burning children to be humorous and to warn children against misbehavior, some find the punishments can be excessively : Barbara Smith Chalou.

Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror. is a critical analysis of the now infamous Struwwelpeter stories. While Hoffman intended his depictions of amputated limbs and burning children to be humorous and to Reviews: 1.

The book came about due to the publishers desire to print artist Sarita Vendetta’s modern day horror interpretations of Hoffman’s verses. Vendetta’s illustrations are brilliantly executed and successfully disturbing, but they lack the quaint humor and subtlety of the simple rhythms that permeate Hoffman’s verse.

Der Struwwelpeter is one of those picture books I grew up with, and read and heard repeatedly as a child, so I have an unreasonable amount of love for it, even though it's kind of awful. All credit goes to my German-speaking mom, although I'm not sure if she shared this book with my siblings and me because she thought it was a funny book or was trying to scare us straight/5.

In the original edition of Heinrich Hoffman’s German children’s book, the most famous character—Struwwelpeter, or “Shockheaded Peter,” whose name later became the book.

The dark humor inherent in Der Struwwelpeter is also credited with directly influencing the work of beloved children's authors including Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket and Maurice Sendak—who once called Der Struwwelpeter "one of the most beautiful books.

See "Struwwelpeter, humor or horror?: years later" by Barbara Smith Chalou. Each story here also has a clear moral that demonstrates the consequences of misbehavior in an exaggerated way and, again like the original, the stories are written in verse.

House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski Put simply, House of Leaves is one of the most frightening books ever written. From a fairly standard horror premise (a house is revealed to be slightly larger on the inside than is strictly possible) Danielewski spins out a dizzying tale involving multiple unreliable narrators, typographic mysteries, and looping Author: Jeff Somers.

Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror. is a critical analysis of the now infamous Struwwelpeter stories. While Hoffman intended his depictions of amputated limbs and burning children to be humorous and to warn children against misbehavior, some find the punishments can be excessively : Lexington Books.

Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror. is a critical analysis of the now infamous Struwwelpeter stories. While Hoffman intended his depictions of amputated limbs and burning children to be humorous and to warn children against misbehavior, some find the punishments can be excessively : Lexington Books.

Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror. Years Later. Plymouth: Lexington Books, pp. $ (cloth), ISBN Reviewed by Benita Blessing (Department of History, Ohio University) Published on H-German (March, ). The original scary book for children, Struwwelpeter was one of the first books written explicitly for kids -- and it didn't exactly coddle them.

The book consists of cautionary tales for children, who are warned that if they suck their thumbs, a "great tall tailor" will chop said thumbs off with giant scissors. : Claire Fallon. Humor Or Horror?: Years Later.

Author: Barbara Smith Chalou; Publisher: Lexington Books ISBN: Category: Literary Criticism Page: 99 View: DOWNLOAD NOW» A recent upsurge in interest in Der Struwwelpeter, written by Heinrich Hoffman has initiated a new wave of spin-offs, parodies, and retellings of these immensely popular stories.

Internet Archive BookReader The English Struwwelpeter, or, Pretty stories and funny pictures. Struwwelpeter, humor or horror?; years later.

Chalou, Barbara Smith. Lexington Books 99 pages $ EBFinder Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures Der Struwwelpeter ("shock-headed Peter" or "Shaggy Peter") is an German children's book by Heinrich Hoffmann. It comprises ten illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children.

Heinrich Hoffmann was a 19th century German psychiatrist who published poems and novels in his spare time. Today he is best remembered for what is perhaps the most infamous educational children's poetry collection of all time: 'Der Struwwelpeter' (). 'Struwwelpeter' is a series of cautionary tales set to rhyme, for which Hoffmann provided his own illustrations.

Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter from Andy's Early Comics ArchiveStruwwelpeter is a children's book that has been endlessly imitated and retold, while providing the inspiration for countless parodies. Struwwelpeter, pronounced Strool'vel-pay-ter, is a collection of cruel and frightening stories written and illustrated by Dr.

Heinrich Hoffmann in Wanting to buy his three-year son a book. Get this from a library! Struwwelpeter: humor or horror?: years later. [Barbara Smith Chalou] -- "A recent upsurge in interest in Der Struwwelpeter, written by Heinrich Hoffman, has initiated a new wave of spin-offs, parodies, and retellings of these immensely popular stories.

Hoffman's style.Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror? is a critical analysis of the now infamous Struwwelpeter stories. Looking beyond the history of child rearing practices and children's literature, Barbara Smith Chalou considers the socio-historic context in which the book was written and makes comparisons to contemporary children's fare that is similarly violent, but intended to be humorous.Good.

No dust jacket as issued. some wear at corners book is probably fair to good all pages good First edition. Title page The English Struwwelpeter great color front board of frizzy hair w/ long fingernails Many stories all w/ color drawings Book purchased at G.

A. Swartz in Phila 1st amer no date but must be later 19th early 20th century.