Michael Ende: Der Spiegel im Spiegel [The Mirror in the Mirror] (1694 words)


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Der Spiegel im Spiegel: Ein Labyrinth [The Mirror in the Mirror: a Labyrinth, 1986] is a collection of short tales first published in 1984, only four years after the publication of Die Unendliche Geschichte [The Neverending Story, 1983] garnered international recognition for its author, Michael Ende. While there are many thematic similarities between both texts—a preoccupation with the power of imagination and the journey into a world within another world, to name but a few—this book is markedly different in its construction and defies easy classification due to its experimental narrative structure. The anthology is dedicated to Ende’s father, Edgar Ende, one of Germany’s first …

Citation: García de Alba Lobeira, Sonia. "Der Spiegel im Spiegel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 August 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38866, accessed 10 July 2020.]

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