Introduction. Bibliography. Foreword. 1. How Till Eulenspiegel was born, how he was baptized three times in one day, and who his godparents were. 2. How all the farmers and their wives complained about young Eulenspiegel, saying he was a rogue and a scoundrel; and how he rode behind his father on a horse, quietly letting the people behind him see his arse. 3. How Claus Eulenspiegel moved away from Kneitlingen to the Saale, the river, where his mother was born, where he died; and how his son Till learned to walk the tightrope. 4. How Eulenspiegel relieved the boys of 200 pairs of shoes, over which they fought, making young and old tear their hair over them. 5. How Eulenspiegel's mother treid to convince him to learn a trade-with which she meant to help him.
Paul Oppenheimer is Professor of English and Medieval and Comparative Literature at City College, New York. He is the author of Birth of the Modern Mind, Evil and the Demonic, Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Guilt, and Rubens, A Portrait.