The Resource The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales, (electronic resource)

The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales, (electronic resource)

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The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales
Title
The cloak of dreams
Title remainder
Chinese fairy tales
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Language
eng
Summary
A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man must choose whether to be close to his wife's soul or body. And two deaf mutes transcend their physical existence in the garden of dreams. Strange and fantastical, these fairy tales of Béla Balázs (1884-1949), Hungarian writer, film critic, and famous librettist of Bluebeard's Castle, reflect his profound interest in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales, The Cloak of Dreams brings together sixteen of Balázs's unique and haunting stories. Written in 1921, these fairy tales were originally published with twenty images drawn in the Chinese style by painter Mariette Lydis, and this new edition includes a selection of Lydis's brilliant illustrations. Together, the tales and pictures accentuate the motifs and themes that run throughout Balázs's work: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy tales express our deepest desires and the hope that, even in the midst of tragedy, we can transcend our difficulties and forge our own destinies. Unusual, wondrous fairy tales that examine the world's cruelties and twists of fate, The Cloak of Dreams will entertain, startle, and intrigue
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Midwest
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1884-1949
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Balázs, Béla
Dewey number
398.20951
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Oddly modern fairy tales
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  • Tales
  • Fairy tales
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400836031
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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13284093
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MWT13284093
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400836031
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13284093
Publisher number
MWT13284093
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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