May 14, 2013

Václav Sivko: Herr Korbes

There are a lot of flea markets in Munich currently so I come upon quite a few new vintage books. This one I found last week. "Herr Korbes" (Mister Korbes) is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. The book is illustrated by Václav Sivko. The original text in Czech is by Kamil Badnár. As in many Grimm tales the story is rather cruel. At least in this children's book which has been published in 1960 Herr Korbes is "only" attacked and chased away from his home whereas in the original text "a millstone ... struck him dead" in the end ... 

(Kamil Bednàr/Václav Sivko: Herr Korbes, Artia 1960)