Fools Are Everywhere (Paperback)
The Court Jester around the World
University of Chicago Press, 9780226640921, 444pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2007
Other Editions of This Title:
Most of the work on the court jester has concentrated on Europe; Otto draws on previously untranslated classical Chinese writings and other sources to correct this bias and also looks at jesters in literature, mythology, and drama. Written with wit and humor, Fools Are Everywhere is the most comprehensive look at these roguish characters who risked their necks not only to mock and entertain but also to fulfill a deep and widespread human and social need.