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Author / Creator:Mynona, 1871-1946, author.
Uniform title:Schwarz-Weiss-Rot. English
Imprint:Cambridge, Massachusetts : Wakefield Press, [2022]
Description:xvi, 52 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Subject:Mynona, -- 1871-1946 -- Translations into English.
Short stories, German -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Meidner, Ludwig, 1884-1966, artist.
Bamberger, W. C., translator.
Notes:Originally published as Schwarz-Weiss-Rot: Grotesken von Mynona (Mit Zwei Zeichnungen von L. Meidner) by Kurt Wolff Verlag in 1916.
Includes bibliographical references.
Translated from the German.
Summary:Black-White-Red, first published in German in 1916, colelcts six bizarre tales by the "laughing philosopher," Salomo Friedlaender, who wrote his literary work under the pseudonym Mynona (the reverse of the German word for "anonymous"). Mynona's self-styled "grotesques" inhabited an uncertain ground between fairy tale, fetishism, and philosophy: a peculiar form of slapstick that satirized anything from nationalism to philanthropy. In this collection, we encounter a tongue-in-cheek showdown between Goethe and Newton, whose theories of color clash in the form of a nationalistic flag, as well as a striking invention that captures the residual sound waves of Goethe's voice. In "The Magic Egg," one of Mynona's most emblematic and curious tales, a man encounters an enormous bisecting mechanical egg in the middle of the desert that houses a mummy and a possible pathway to utopia on Earth. Other stories see dead lovers arise from their graves to drive off in casket-cars and a would-be philanthropist seeking the good life through an offering of toilet paper to strangers on the street.

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