Mother Courage

Mother Courage The Life of Courage first published in one episode from whose life Brecht used as the basis for his Mother Courage is the female counterpart to Simplicissimus A young girl caught up in the tur

  • Title: Mother Courage
  • Author: Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen Walter Wallich Fritz Wegner
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Life of Courage first published in 1670 , one episode from whose life Brecht used as the basis for his Mother Courage, is the female counterpart to Simplicissimus A young girl caught up in the turmoil of the Thirty Years War, she survives, even prospers, by the use of her native cunning and sexual attraction Completely amoral, she flits from man to man, having a su The Life of Courage first published in 1670 , one episode from whose life Brecht used as the basis for his Mother Courage, is the female counterpart to Simplicissimus A young girl caught up in the turmoil of the Thirty Years War, she survives, even prospers, by the use of her native cunning and sexual attraction Completely amoral, she flits from man to man, having a succession of husbands and lovers, and ends her life with a band of gypsies Courage supposedly tells her story to get her own back on Simplicissimus, who treats her rather dismissively in his memoirs Her method is to reveal the truth about herself, including the fact that she was recovering from the pox at the time of their affair, so that he will be tarred with the same brush The result is a lively account of lechery, knavery and trickery told with disarming frankness and a complete lack of remorse BOOK JACKET.

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    1. Hodnotím pouze první povídku: Poběhlici Kuráž. Ten příběh byl super. Vtipné, lechtivé, strašně dobře napsané. Osobně mám chuť si přečíst i Divouse a a dílo, ke kterému se to všechno vztahuje: Dobrodružný Simplicius Simplicissimus! :3

    2. A Grimmelshausen scholar told me this book was better than "Simplicissimus." Considering that book is a masterpiece, I thought it wasn't possible for this book to be better. It isn't, in my opinion, but that doesn't keep it from being a well-written tale whose scandalous subject matter hasn't been dampened by time. Indeed, it's a miracle that someone who's been dead for centuries could create characters and situations that still breathe with such life, but Grimmelshausen's body of work belongs t [...]

    3. This is an interesting story of a woman born to a life a privilege that she will never know. She is intelligent as well as clever something that is not always valued by her male counterparts. Courage does what she can to make her way in the war torn world in which she lives. in addition to falling in love, she becomes a successful soldier and eventually a businesswoman.

    4. Like Grimmelshausen's other works, this is a tour de force of 17th century debauchery and survival amidst war and political turmoil. The excellent English translation if of course a major factor in making this such a delicious reading experience.

    5. Early picaresque novel about a woman whose whole life is bound up in the turmoil of the Thirty Years War. Her misfortunes and her successes are mostly easy to sympathize with, sometimes by design and sometimes in spite of the roguish caricature appropriate to the genre.

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