Stories, Poems and Meditations

Karl König

Price:
£14.99
Availability:
Not yet published - due 21 May 2020

Quick Look

  • A selection of creative work from Karl König, founder of the Camphill movement
  • Includes verses for specific occasions, twenty-four poems and short stories for both children and adults
  • An introductory essay gives unique insight into the historical context in which König was writing

Karl König, founder of the Camphill Movement, was also a prolific writer of stories, poems and meditative verses. This book collects a selection of his creative work alongside an insightful introductory essay, giving historical context to his writing.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Karl König Archive
Extent:
272 pages
ISBN:
9781782506461
Publication date:
21 May 2020
Series:
Karl König Archive

Description

Alongside his work with the Camphill movement, Karl König was a prolific writer of stories, poems and meditative verses. This book contains:

-- A selection of his creative work
-- Verses for specific occasions
-- Twenty-four poems
-- Four stories for children
-- Ten other short stories, including ‘Also a Christmas Story’

An extensive introductory essay explores the cultural environments in which König was writing -- including Vienna in the early twentieth century, and the challenging times leading up to the Second World War -- and discusses the creative development of his literary work.

Author

Karl König (1902-66) was well-known as a physician, author and lecturer. He began his work at the Institute of Embryology at the University of Vienna.
In 1940 he founded the Camphill Movement in Scotland. Based on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner, the special education schools for children and villages for adults with special needs are now established all over Britain and Europe, North America and Southern Africa.

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