October 24, 2010
A Wanderer's Tales; Unloving Mothers
A collection of Chinese fairy tales by Béla Balázs, The Cloak of Dreams, is the latest in Princeton University Press's Oddly Modern Fairy Tales series. The slim volume, written in 1921, is translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, a professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota, who is also the series' editor.
Balázs, a film critic and dramatist, is best known for his libretto for Bartók's opera