News

500 years of Till Eulenspiegel stamp from Germany

Written by admin
1 votedvote

The German Post has issued a stamp commemorating the 500th anniversary since the stories of Till Eulenspiegel have been printed for the first time.

The German folk hero of the 14th century, Till Eulenspiegel was a peasant trickster whose jokes and pranks became the source of many folk tales. The jests and practical jokes, which generally depend on a pun, are broadly farcical, often brutal, and sometimes obscene, but they have a serious theme. In the figure of Eulenspiegel, the individual gets back at society; the stupid yet cunning peasant demonstrates his superiority to the narrow, dishonest, condescending townsman, as well as to the clergy and nobility.

Add tag

You should contact administrator to place your tags

About the author

admin

Leave a Comment

error: Alert: Content is protected!