Holy Jester! the Saint Francis Fables (Hardcover)

By Dario Fo

Opus Books, 9781623160821, 160pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2017

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"Fo emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden." - Nobel Prize Committee These fables spark the imagination, challenge the conscience, and delight the soul. Greed and corruption are Fo's irreverent subjects for this satirical Fellini-esque provocation. Fo convenes courtiers, popes, cardinals, generals, peasants and one man who despite his own earthly appetites and desires becomes a saint. "Imagine" wrote The New York Times about Fo, "a cross between Bertolt Brecht and Lenny Bruce, and you may begin to have an idea of the scope of Fo's anarchic wit.