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[Ger.,=owl-mirror, hence English Owlglass], a north German peasant clown of the 14th cent. who was immortalized in chapbooks describing his practical jokes on clerics and townsfolk. The first Till chapbook (c.
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Eulenspiegel, Till

(tĭl oi`lən-shpē'gəl) [Ger.,=owl-mirror, hence English Owlglass], a north German peasant clown of the 14th cent. who was immortalized in chapbooks describing his practical jokes on clerics and townsfolk. The first Till chapbook (c.1500) was probably in Saxon, but the story it told spread all over Europe and North Britain. Till is the hero of a tone poem by Richard Strauss and of many novels, poems, and stories. Tyll Ulenspiegel is one of the variant spellings.

Bibliography

See K. R. H. MacKenzie's adaptation in English, Master Tyll Owlglass (1890).

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Eulenspiegel, Till

wanders the Low Countries, living by his wits and avenging the evil deeds of King Philip. [Belg. Lit.: Benét, 325]

Eulenspiegel, Till

legendary peasant known for his pranks. [Ger. Folklore: Benét, 325–326]

Eulenspiegel, Till

roams Low Countries as soldier and deliverer. [Ger. Folklore: Benét, 325–326]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Originally published in 1478, it is known today through an edition of 1515: Ein kurtzweilig lesen von Tyl Ulenspiegel. There are various editions in Germany during the sixteenth century, and the so-called Volksbuch was partially translated into French in 1532.
De Coster lived most of his life in poverty and obscurity and took 10 years to write his masterpiece, La Legende et les aventures heroiques, joyeuses, et glorieuses d'Ulenspiegel et de Lamme Goedzak au pays de Flandres et ailleurs (1867; The Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegl).
Panurge is the heroic companion of Pantagruel, in the best epic tradition; he also has the cunning of Ulysses, the drunken mirth of Falstaff, the roguishness of Jack Wilton and Tyl Ulenspiegel (his numerous pockets filled with innumerable tricks), the cynical but lighthearted opportunism of Chaucer's Pardoner, the magic powers of Shakespeare's Puck or Ariel.
(or Tyll Ulenspiegel; called in English Tyll Howleglas or Owlglass) A German peasant popular in legend as a player of pranks.
The fourth section concentrates on the vast field of comic and satirical literature, linguistically mainly in the areas of High German, Low German, Lower Rhine, and Dutch dialects, with an awareness of indebtedness to the Latin and French traditions The familiar and irrepressible figure of Reynard the Fox is missing in this volume but the equally outrageous Till Ulenspiegel and a host of Fools make their presence felt.
Uncovering the origins and authorship of the early sixteenth-century Ein kurtzweilig Lesen von Dil Ulenspiegel has been a major preoccupation of scholars since Lappenberg's edition of 1854.
The only collection in any way comparable to Schwab's is that edited by Peter Suchsland, which provides texts of Fortunatus, Magelone, Siegfried, Ulenspiegel, Hans Clawert, Das Lalebuch, Faustus, and Die Heymonskinder.