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A Story about a Rabbit

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Kurt Schwitters / Mingsheng Pi

A Story about a Rabbit

Format: 21x24
ISBN: 978-953-7760-74-8
Pages: 36
Binding: hardcover
Published: 2017

A Story about a Rabbit is one of the few literary texts for children written by the famous German avant-garde artist Kurt Schwitters. In this playful short tale, the rabbit (who keeps on hopping around the corner) goes through a series of metamorphoses: he becomes a bird, a fish, a pig, a hippopotamus, and even a steamship. In this way, the author pictures the road to maturity as a process of role playing; at the same time he explores the possibilities of one of the oldest motives of western art: the metamorphosis as a fundamental premise of artistic creation. Although able to provoke a grown-up reader to serious thought, Schwitters’ story, with its quick pace and fine humor, stays light and accessible to the youngest audience.

The book ends with A Story about Kurt Schwitters, written by Sanja Lovrenčić; mimicking Schwitters’ style, she offers the reader a coherent biography of the great twentieth century artist, written in a simple way, suitable for children.

The book is illustrated by Mingsheng Pi, a Chinese artist with a Zagreb address, whose minimalist but suggestive style based on traditional Chinese painting corresponds in a playful way to Schwitters’ text.

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