ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: May 21, 2020
Stories, Poems and Meditations
By (author) Karl Koenig
Alongside his work with the Camphill movement, Karl Koenig 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 Koenig 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.
Karl Koenig (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.