Tyll - A Novel

Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann; Ross Benjamin (Translator)

Fiction - Historical

Daniel Kehlmann transports the medieval legend of the trickster Tyll Ulenspiegel to the seventeenth century in an enchanting work of magical realism, macabre humor, and rollicking adventure. Tyll is a scrawny boy growing up in a quiet village until his father, a miller with a forbidden interest in alchemy and magic, is found out by the church. After Tyll flees with the baker's daughter, he falls in with a traveling performer who teaches him his trade. As a juggler and a jester, Tyll forges his own path through a world devastated by the Thirty Years' War, evading witch-hunters, escaping a collapsed mine outside a besieged city, and entertaining the exiled King and Queen of Bohemia along the way. The result is both a riveting story and a moving tribute to the power of art in the face of the senseless brutality of history.


 


Translated from the German by Ross Benjamin

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General Fields

  • : 9781529403671
  • : Quercus
  • : riverrun
  • : 0.3
  • : February 2021
  • : {"length"=>["19.8"], "width"=>["12.9"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Daniel Kehlmann; Ross Benjamin (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 833/.914
  • : 352