"Little Allies": Hermynia Zur Mühlens Märchen als phantasievolle Lernspiele
"Little Allies": Hermynia Zur Mühlen’s Fairy Tales as Imaginative Educational Games

Author(s): Christiane Baumann
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, German Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: proletarian fairy tales; exile literature; proletarian revolutionary literature; fairy-tale collection; Hermynia Zur Mühlen
Summary/Abstract: Zur Mühlen is known as the most important German-speaking author of proletarian fairy tales. This essay examines the concept of propaganda and the meaning of play in her writing style, which not only set the theme for her fairy tales throughout the 1920s, but also for her last fairy-tale collection, Littles Allies, which was neglected by researchers. This article debunks the widespread theory that Zur Mühlen gave up her leftist beliefs and returned to her Catholic roots while in exile.

  • Page Range: 159-177
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English, German