Ein p dagogisches Verbrechen und ein Alptraum f r jedes Kind Erziehung basierend auf Angst und Schrecken, ungeeignet f r Kinder ja das war die P dagogik der 70er Jahre, in der auch die G sunde Watschn noch propagiert wurde, mit der viel zuviele Kinder ins Koma gepr gelt wurden Meine Geschichte war jene mit dem Suppenkaspar und mit Hans Kuck in die Luft Ein Graus Auf den Struwelhitler in dieser Version w re ich aber gespannt. I read this innumerable times in English translation as a child, and still know a lot of it by heart but somehow I had never got around to looking at the German original OMG, it is the most hysterically funny thing I have seen in at least a month My German is very, very poor, and even so I found it impossible not to laugh on almost every page Here s a sample, courtesy of the Gutenberg version If you also know the English Struwwelpeter, just try reading it aloud while looking at the pictures, and you ll see what I mean The contrast between the happy, bouncy rhymes and the gruesome story of Paulinchen, who s too fond of playing with matchesDie gar traurige Geschichte mit dem FeuerzeugPaulinchen war allein zu Haus,die Eltern waren beide aus.Als sie nun durch das Zimmer sprangmit leichtem Mut und Sing und Sang,da sah sie pl tzlich vor sich stehnein Feuerzeug, nett anzusehn Ei, sprach sie, ei, wie sch n und fein Das mu ein trefflich Spielzeug sein.Ich z nde mir ein H lzchen an,wie s oft die Mutter hat getan Und Minz und Maunz, die Katzen,erheben ihre Tatzen.Sie drohen mit den Pfoten Der Vater hat s verboten Miau Mio Miau Mio la stehn sonst brennst du lichterloh Paulinchen h rt die Katzen nicht Das H lzchen brennt gar hell und licht,das flackert lustig, knistert laut,grad wie ihr s auf dem Bilde schaut.Paulinchen aber freut sich sehrund sprang im Zimmer hin und her.Doch Minz und Maunz, die Katzen,erheben ihre Tatzen.Sie drohen mit den Pfoten Die Mutter hat s verboten Miau Mio Miau Mio wirf s weg sonst brennst du lichterloh Doch weh die Flamme fa t das Kleid,die Sch rze brennt, es leuchtet weit.Es brennt die Hand, es brennt das Haar,es brennt das ganze Kind sogar Und Minz und Maunz, die schreiengar j mmerlich zu zweien Herbei Herbei Wer hilft geschwind In Feuer steht das ganze Kind Miau Mio Miau Mio zu Hilf das Kind brennt lichterloh Verbrannt ist alles ganz und gar,das arme Kind mit Haut und Haar ein H uflein Asche bleibt alleinund beide Schuh, so h bsch und fein Und Minz und Maunz, die kleinen,die sitzen da und weinen Miau Mio Miau Mio wo sind die armen Eltern wo Und ihre Tr nen flie enwie s B chlein auf den Wiesen. Best Books, Der Struwwelpeter Oder Lustige Geschichten Und Drollige Bilder Author Heinrich Hoffmann This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Der Struwwelpeter Oder Lustige Geschichten Und Drollige Bilder, Essay By Heinrich Hoffmann Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You This is some freaky shit. According to recent research there was an additional story meant for publication, but was somehow missing from the final book So, in addition to the stories of the Shock headed Peter, Cruel Frederick, Fidgety Philip, and Johnny Head in Air we can expect to read the following story in future editions of the Struwwelpeter The story of the Lyin DonaldSince childhood, it is sad to tell,young Donald did not behave well.From morning when he bared his eyes til nightfall, all he told was lies.The truth to Don was nothing than one and one and one makes four.His wordbook he liked to defaceand blacked out honesty and grace.Became a scoundrel and a crook,took some advice from Adolf s book.He one day ran for president,still kept on lyin with intent.He lost the ballot That was sweetwhen he cried out Rip Off , Swindle , Cheat And kept on crying through the nighthis face turned red then blue then white.When finally his heart gave outhe hit the floor flat on his snout.He kept there lying stiff and stillbut no one cared of him untila pig appeared and snacked him quickand only left behind his wig This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Rating this translation of the classic German picture book is difficult Yes, Heinrich Hoffmann s Der Struwwelpeter was and still is considered a classic of German children s literature, but nevertheless I still do not really believe that the stories contained therein are at all suitable for some children, especially those children who have very vivid and active imaginations My grandmother repeatedly read me the German version when I was a child, and some of the stories actually gave me nightmares For example, I was absolutely positive that the tailor would come with his horrible scissors and cut off my brother s thumbs because he sucked his thumbs at the time , and the terrible story of the little girl burned to death because she played with matches frightened me so much that I did not even attempt to light a match until I was about 18 years old In retropsect though, I am actually convinced that it was NOT the text, the narrative of Der Sruwwelpeter, but the author s bold and very graphic accompanying illustrations that gave me the nightmares, that frightened me as being read Grimms fairy tales from a standard unillustrated book produced no such reactions, just a lasting appreciation of the tales.Now Heinrich Hoffmann s stories and pictures are most definitely entertaining, engaging to a point and often very much thought provoking , and Der Sruwwelpeter is a worthwhile and interesting example of 19th century German children s literature and pedagogy especially since some critics are now convinced that Hoffmann actually intended Der Struwwelpeter not only as a pedagogical tool for children and child rearing but as a humorous parody of similar such books that in the middle of the 19th cenuty proliferated the German market However all the above having been said and in my opinion, it is not a book that should necessarily be read to very young children Older children might well find a discussion of the different pedagogical methods and whether Der Struwwelpeter might in fact be parodistic intriguing, but der Struwwelpeter either in the original German or translation should really never simply be read to or with a young child without first making sure that the latter will not be needlessly frightened by the stories and pictures and judging from my own childhood reaction, resulting nightmares are a distinct and real possibilty The book is a classic, the book deserves to be ranked as a classic, but with Der Struwwelpeter, and especially if actually considering it for young children, reader beware is in my opinion most definitely a very necessary caveat. I was interested in this book first because the cover gave me Edward Scissorhand vibes and then also because it had off the wall stories And guess, what It did not let me down Honestly, I wish I had known about this book sooner In my childhood years when I used to read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Goosebumps, this would have been right there with them The quirkiness I miss old books Books like Madeline, Where the Wild Things Are, etc What I love about older books is that the authors weren t scared to tell their stories You could have fun with it, be dark, and it was still beautifully humorous The illustrations were my absolute favorite in this with their eccentricness I recommend this one to anyone who has no sensitivity issues or gets easily offended A classic German children s book, but one that, in my opinion, is or rather can be too violent and also at times too strictly pedagogical for children, or rather, some children I was actually frightened by a number of the tales when I was a child, and while I have much of an appreciation for and of Der Struwwelpeter as an adult, it is my firm belief that many of the recounted anecdotes as well as the illustrations, and in many ways, these even so can be rather majorly creepy for imaginative and or exceedingly sensitive children I certainly would not simply read this book aloud to younger children, unless I was absolutely positive and certain they would not be too scared by either the stories or the bold, but also often rather strangely uncanny accompaying pictures I still sometimes have dreams about the tailor with his large scissors, cutting off the digits of children who suck their thumbs And while some authorities on German children s literature now make the rather intriguing claim that Heinrich Hoffmann actually meant Der Struwwelpeter to be somewhat of a parody, it does not change the fact that both text and even so the illustrations can, in my opinion, be a source of and for fear in sensitive children.I do have to admit though that there is one short snippet in this collection that even as a small child I found and still now consider absolutely hilarious, namely the episode where the bigoted insensitive bullying boys are punished by Saint Nicholas for having relentlessy taunted an African man by being dumped into a huge vat of ink and the ink is permanent and does NOT come off I laughed like anything and with massive Schadenfreude whenever my grandmother read this particular story to me And while in retrospect, I think she was kind of shocked at my reaction, I thought and still comtinue to think that this was a than deserved punishment for the boys bigotry and nastiness. Der Struwwelpeter is one of those picture books I grew up with, and read and heard repeatedly as a child, so I have an unreasonable amount of love for it, even though it s kind of awful All credit goes to my German speaking mom, although I m not sure if she shared this book with my siblings and me because she thought it was a funny book or was trying to scare us straight.This German children s picture book with moral lessons in poems was first published in 1845, when society particularly in Germany, I suspect was much in the mode of spare the rod and spoil the child No children being spoiled here There are ten stories, pretty much all intended to show the horrible things maiming, death, etc that will happen if you are a disobedient or misbehaving child For example In Die gar traurige Geschichte mit dem Feuerzeug The Very Sad Story with the Match , a girl plays with matches and is burned to death A pile of ashes is all that remains of her Her cats who tried to warn her to stay away from the matches are crying a river of tears Just like my cat would if anything ever happened to me, I m very sure.In Die Geschichte vom Daumenlutscher The Story of the Thumb Sucker my favorite as a child the mother warns her son Konrad not to suck his thumbs, or the tailor literally, the cutter , who apparently has nothing better to do than snoop around looking for thumb sucking children, will come and snip them right off But as soon his mother leaves the house, pop Konrad s thumb goes right back into his mouth Suddenly this huge tailor leaps into the room and cuts off his thumbs with a giant scissors Bam The last picture shows Konrad standing there sadly, with little stumps where his thumbs used to be Good times And so it goes It s even a tiny bit liberal for its time There s a story about a guy hunting rabbits where a hare grabs the gun while he s asleep and turns it on him.HAH Take that And another story where three boys who are making fun of an African s dark skin are dipped in ink by a giant, stern St Nicholas so they can find out what it really means to be black.This line from the Wikipedia article on this book cracks me up Hoffmann wrote Struwwelpeter in reaction to the lack of good children s books Intending to buy a picture book as a Christmas present for his three year old son, Hoffmann instead wrote and illustrated his own book.Okay, I thought this was hilarious as a child, but I m not sure sharing it with a 3 year old is the way to go But there it says, right on the title page Funny stories and droll pictures, for children 3 6 years old Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder f r Kinder von 3 bis 6 Jahren Just for the record, I do NOT recommend this for sensitive little ones But maybe if you ve got a rowdy 5 or 6 year old.Anyway, this poetry book is a classic, in its own weird and gruesome way And I read it many, many times as a child, and I turned out fine SHUT UP Here s a link to the original German version, free on Project Gutenberg, and here s another link to an English translation that s pretty good, if rather loose. I read these classic morality tales enough times as a kid that I knew large chunks by heart But, let s face it, back then they were seriously out of date, and now they re so archaic that they aren t amusing even as kitsch No wonder most children today haven t heard of them.So why doesn t someone produce an updated edition I m sure it wouldn t be difficult Here are some suggestions Scarlett, Who Read Glossy Women s Magazines And Died Of AnorexiaKeith, Who Didn t Believe In Climate Change And Was Drowned In A Flash FloodSaffron, Who Ate Genetically Modified Food And Grew An Extra HeadJames, Who Supported Liberal Healthcare Reform And Was EuthanasedEmily, Who Switched Off Her Family Filter And Was Raped By A PedophileDarren, Who Played Violent Video Games And Became A Serial KillerMadison, Who Questioned The War On Terror And Was Exploded By An IslamicistFeel free to add your own And if anyone is inspired to actually go and do it, please just mention my name somewhere in the introductionUpdate, Jul 11 2017 Life imitates art and possibly vice versa I hope that some poetically gifted person will take note of Ms O Guinn s responsible and timely suggestion.
Note There is than one Heinrich Hoffman.Heinrich Hoffmann was a German psychiatrist, who also wrote some short works including Der Struwwelpeter German for either slovenly Peter or shock haired Peter , an illustrated book portraying children misbehaving.He wrote under the following names Polykarpus Gastfenger The given name is the German version of that of a Christian martyr the su
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