Questions tagged [jim-button-luke-the-engine-driver]

For questions about Michael Ende's children novels Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver (1960) and Jim Button and the Wild 13 (1962). Although a children's book, Ende is heavily criticising the Nazi past with multiple allusions (some of which got lost in translation). Use this tag with the [michael-ende] and [german-literature] tags.

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Predecessors/Inspirations of Scheinriesen (Illusionary Giants)

A "Scheinriese" (illusory giant), most notably Mr. Tur-Tur from Michael Ende's Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver, is a being which when seen from a distance appears to be a giant, inadvertently ...