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Miscellaneous Mon Feb 07 2011

Tales of Morality from a German Psychiatrist

Doesn't sound all that appealing, does it? What if we told you they're children's tales, and they're creepy? In the 1880s, German psychiatrist Heinrich Hoffmann went to buy his son a book and was sorely disappointed in the selection. So he wrote his own -- Struwwelpeter -- which became very popular. Full of stories about what happens to bad little girls and boys, Struwwelpeter has been translated into many languages and adapted for stage and screen. And now, Chicago printmaker Sanya Glisic has given the book some new illustrations. Having a love for innocence, or the loss of it, Glisic worked on the illustrations when she was a Spudnik Press artist-in-residence in 2010. The result: a handmade version of Hoffmann's book released in a limited print run at Chicago's Spudnik Press. And Glisic herself will present her new version this Thursday at Quimby's, 7pm.

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