THE OWL AND THE MIRROR by Godfrey Freeman

THE OWL AND THE MIRROR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Three baptisms, two unintended, might have predicted the strange future of the legendary fourteenth century practical joker, Till Eulenspiegel. The tricks he played all through his eventful career were designed to show people the folly of their ways. ""Eulenspiegel"" means ""owl mirror"" and symbolically Till hoped it would reflect all the inconsistencies and inanities perpetrated by man in the name of wisdom and moral truth. Here recounted in short story form are all his pranks, lessons and tricks played out among kings and merchants, farmers and soldiers, wise men and fools, freely adapted from several German sources, and succinctly presented especially for those who relish satire.

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 1961
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce