Volume 1: Lurkers at the Threshold
Dead, but not gone!
Most cultures have tales about the souls of the dead lingering on. The same was true of Germans of past centuries, who believed that ghosts haunted every corner of this world – from remote swamps and forests, to crumbling ruins and city alleys, to the houses of the living themselves.
This book presents a collection of 100 German folk tales featuring ghosts, each translated into English and given extensive translation notes and commentary to provide additional context.
Read on to discover:
- The many shapes of ghosts – from human, to animal, to protean horrors
- Existence as a ghost – what causes it, and how it can be escaped
- The use of ghost tales in propaganda
- Romancing the dead – knowingly or not
- Best practices in ectoplasmic waste disposal
- Review: Lurkers at the Threshold, by Jürgen Hubert – Jon F. Zeigler
Sunken Castles, Evil Poodles: Commentaries on German Folklore
The first edition of Sunken Castles, Evil Poodles features 155 translations of original German folklore tales, as well as numerous annotations and footnotes on the historical and cultural context of these tales. You can currently purchase the book here:
- Review: Sunken Castles, Evil Poodles by Jürgen Hubert – Jon F. Zeigler
- Review by Dr. Zalka Csenge Virág on Goodreads