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THE SEVEN LIVES OF HANS IN LUCK - Rolf Wunderer
THE SEVEN LIVES OF HANS IN LUCK - Lecture and Talk with Rolf Wunderer © Annette Betz in der Ueberreuter Verlag GmbH, Berlin (1. Auflage: 2001)
“Hans in Luck” is one of the ten best-known of the over 200 fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
Like the “Frog King,” the character of Hans has often been misused for advertising (for example for gambling games). For he earned himself the big gold nugget with honest work before losing it through five swaps. “‘How happy am I!’ cried he; ‘nobody was ever so lucky as I.’” He thus shares his happiness with his swappers and their spitefulness. This is assessed quite differently by narrative scholars, philosophers, depth psychologists, political scientists, economists, management experts and motivation researchers. Is it the amusing tale of a dummy, of trade or deception, having or being, is he a market ninny or subjective utility maximizer, visionary of bliss or a reluctant hedonistic materialist? The lecture aims to illustrate, evaluate and discuss these questions.