Till Eulenspiegel
Till Eulenspiegel
By : forfattere Diverse
Danish ISBN:
Paperback
Level:
Pages:
978-87-23-52902-2
 
Elementary
61

Till Eulenspiegel is an impudent trickster figure originating in Middle Low German folklore. His tales were disseminated in popular printed editions narrating a string of lightly connected episodes that outlined his picaresque career, in Germany, Denmark, the Low Countries, Poland and Italy. He made his main entrance in English-speaking culture late in the nineteenth century as "Owlglass", but was first mentioned in English literature by Ben Jonson in his comedic play The Alchemist or even earlier - Owleglasse - by Henry Porter in The Two Angry Women of Abington (1599).