Posted on 02/06/2022 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Disney may have made sure that generations recognize Bambi as a coming-of-age story starring a deer.

But a new translation of Felix Salten's novel, The Original Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest, reminds us that it certainly didn't begin life as a children's story.

The New York Times reviews Jack Zipes's new version, which comes out February 22, and puts it into historical perspective.

Namely: Felix Salten was born Siegmund Salzmann but changed his name to disguise his Jewish ancestry, and eventually fled Vienna for Switzerland.

Read more about The Original Bambi in the NY Times.

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