This translation of a story by Jürgen Werner represents a form of the literary fairy tale popular in contemporary Germany. Included in the collection Traumsegel (1994), the idealistic story presents characters on the threshold of life and takes up the themes of beauty and its transitoriness, and the struggle to affirm individual independence and freedom.
Hesse, M G.. "The Flower of Life." Marvels & Tales 15.2 (2001). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol15/iss2/6>.