Der Spiegel im Spiegel (The Mirror in the Mirror)

A Labyrinth

Two readers may read the same book, but they will still never read the same. Each of them will add themselves to the book. Therefore, a book is a mirror, mirroring the reader. But in the same way the reader is a mirror for the book. So what does a mirror show us when it is mirroring a mirror? Michael Ende’s literary cabinet of mirrors takes us into a maze of thoughts and images. Harmless and funny, surreal and scary stories surround us, just like the distorted and the natural pictures in a mirror’s cabinet. Only those who can muster the courage to face the surreal, will Michael Ende release out of his magic maze back into the open.

Original Edition

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 336
  • Illustrations: Black-and-white reproductions of Works by Edgar Ende
  • Year of publication: 1984
  • Publisher: Weitbrecht
  • Translations:
    Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish

Current Editions

In English:

In German:

  • Der Spiegel im Spiegel. Ein Labyrinth
    Überarbeitete Neuausgabe, Paperback, 212 pages, hockebooks 2019.
  • Der Spiegel im Spiegel. Ein Labyrinth
    E-Book, hockebooks 2014.