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dc.contributor.authorHegenbarth, Josefen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarquardt, Hansen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorMit Tusch- und Federzeichnungen von Josef Hegenbarthen_US
dc.identifier.other6683 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis is the third version I have of this book. The other two seem to have been the original East German done by Buchverlag der Morgen in Berlin in 1966 and a 1975 follow-up by VMA Verlag in Wiesbaden. The present copy seems to come from a parallel -- and even cooperative -- second edition at the same time in East Germany, this time from Reclam in Leipzig. Let me repeat my comments from the 1966 edition. This book takes up Hegenbarth's work from its 1949 presentation (Äsop: Fabeln) and gives it a livelier and larger format. The format is generous; there is never more than one fable on a page, and there are many full-page illustrations. There are ninety fables in all, presented here on 132 pages. There is a first selection, Der Dichter, that I think needs to be considered separately from the fables. I think it probably communicates more about Marquardt than about Aesop or Phaedrus. After the fables, there are comments (119); a Nachwort from the publisher, including his remarks on Hegebarth (121); and a colophon on the printing of the book. The texts are sometimes prose and sometimes verse. There is a good moral to the fable on the hog and the dog (58): Smart speakers cleverly turn insults from enemies into praise. A number of the fine illustrations are taken from the earlier book, among them those showing the thief and the watchdog (49); the bald man and the fly (68); and the caught weasel (36). Some are newly done, like WC (here 79, there 12); LM (here 95, there 22); and the old hunting dog (well done here on 115 and less well done there on 30). Among the best illustrations here are those of the fox and the mask (21), WL (45), and the thieves and the rooster (dust jacket and 65). I do not understand the illustration for The Old Shepherd and the Ass (82). This story is about sacks, not riders.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityHerausgegeben von Hans Marquardten_US
dc.publisherVerlag Philipp Reclam Jun.en_US
dc.subject.lccPA3855.G6 M3 1975ben_US
dc.titleDie Diebe und der Hahn: Fabeln des Äsop und Äsopische Fabeln des Phädrusen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Germanen_US
dc.acquired.locationLeipziger Antiquariat, Dresdenen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: € 12en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $17.16en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.coverThis book has a dust jacket (book cover)en_US
dc.description.note3Second editionen_US

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