The Original Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest

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Princeton University Press
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5.7 X 8.7 X 0.9 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Felix Salten (1869-1945) was an Austrian novelist, journalist, and critic. Jack Zipes has written, translated, and edited dozens of books, including The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm and The Sorcerer's Apprentice (both Princeton). He is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. Alenka Sottler is an award-winning painter and illustrator who lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
"'Bambi' is quite remarkable: a meditation on powerlessness and survival told with great economy and sophistication."---Bill McKibben, New York Times
"In The Original Bambi, the distinguished translator Jack Zipes, has sought to restore both the dignity and the relevance of Salten's vision; to rescue it, in a manner of speaking, from Disneyfication. . . . [The book is] bracingly free of the encrustation of sugar that the tale has accumulated over the past 100 years."---Meghan Cox Gurdon, Wall Street Journal
"Wonderful black-and-white illustrations. . . . Zipes is knowledgeable about his subject matter."---Kathryn Schulz, New Yorker
"A lovely new hardback edition."---Ron Charles, Washington Post
"Elegant [and] uncompromising"---Piers Torday, Spectator
"A new translation . . . it's a dark story of brutality, loss and, ultimately, loneliness."---Richard Chin, Star Tribune
"A new, more precise translation of [Felix] Salten's original."---Andrew Stuttaford, Spectator World
"Informative. . . . a powerful tale of the destructive side of human nature and our despotic relationship to the environment."---GrrlScientist, Forbes
"[Zipes] makes a persuasive argument for rediscovering 'The Original Bambi.'"---Nan Cohen, Electric Literature
"With captivating drawings by award-winning artist Alenka Sottler, The Original Bambi captures the emotional impact and rich meanings of a celebrated story."-- "The Bookwatch"
"This handsomely illustrated unabridged edition of an enchanting and moving fable for adults (and older children) belongs in every library."-- "Library Journal"
"Substantive and thought provoking. . . . Bambi's well-written particularity offers readers universal relatability."---Melissa Langsam Braunstein, The Dispatch
"Zipes's translation of Bambi reflects Salten's descriptive prose, bringing the animals and their challenges to life for the reader."---Miriam Kates Lock, Jerusalem Post