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STORY WITHOUT WORDS 60 WOODCUTS BY FRANS MASEREEL INTRODUCTION BY MAX BROD KURT WOLFF VERLAG / MÜNCHEN 1.-5. Thousand Printed in 1927 by the Bibliographisches Institut in Leipzig / cover drawing by Emil Preetorius / Printed in Germany / Copyright 1927 by Kurt Wolff Verlag A. G., Munich INTRODUCTION The story of a particularly brittle and angry girl was teased by Masereel, a fake cat, as this pretty, clean, but disreputable animal repeatedly shows symbolically in the sequence of images. So the story of a fake, nasty little animal - and it serves her quite right, the lady, that at the end she stands there naked in the rain and without an umbrella on top of that! But we can't be really angry with her. Not as bad as we must be to a Strindberg consecration (according to the poet's intention). The Masereel woman is treated with too much admiration and infatuation for that, by the woodcutter himself, wh...

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