By Jack Zipes, Béla Balázs, Mariette Lydis
A guy is modified right into a flea and needs to deliver his destiny mom and dad jointly with the intention to turn into human back. a lady convinces a river god to treatment her ill son, however the therapy has combined effects. a tender guy needs to pick out even if to be on the subject of his wife's soul or physique. And deaf mutes go beyond their actual lifestyles within the backyard of goals. unusual and fantastical, those fairy stories of Béla Balázs (1884-1949), Hungarian author, movie critic, and well-known librettist of Bluebeard's fort, mirror his profound curiosity in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and brought by means of Jack Zipes, one of many world's best specialists on fairy stories, The Cloak of desires brings jointly 16 of Balázs's specific and haunting stories.
Written in 1921, those fairy stories have been initially released with twenty pictures drawn within the chinese language variety by means of painter Mariette Lydis, and this re-creation contains a collection of Lydis's wonderful illustrations. jointly, the stories and photographs intensify the motifs and topics that run all through Balázs's paintings: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy stories show our inner most wishes and the wish that, even in the middle of tragedy, we will go beyond our problems and forge our personal destinies.
Unusual, wondrous fairy stories that research the world's cruelties and twists of destiny, The Cloak of desires will entertain, startle, and intrigue.