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Fables of power : Aesopian writing and political history

Author: Annabel M Patterson
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1991.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this imaginative and illuminating work, Annabel Patterson traces the origins and meanings of the Aesopian fable, as well as its function in Renaissance culture and subsequently. She shows how the fable worked as a medium of political analysis and communications, especially from or on behalf of the politically powerless. Patterson begins with an analysis of the legendary Life of Aesop, its cultural history and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Parodies, imitations, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Patterson, Annabel M.
Fables of power.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)645789322
Named Person: Aesop; Aesop.; Aesop.; Aesopus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annabel M Patterson
ISBN: 0822311062 9780822311065 0822311186 9780822311188
OCLC Number: 22309778
Description: 177 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Aesop's life: Fathering the fable --
Fables of power: The Sixteenth century --
"The fable is inverted": 1628-1700 --
Body fables --
"The world is chang'd": 1700-2000.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Responsibility: Annabel Patterson.

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Traces the origins and meanings of the Aesopian fable, as well as its function in Renaissance culture and subsequently. The author shows how the fable worked as a medium of political analysis and  Read more...

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"Annabel Patterson has written a smart and eloquent study of the fable's shifting function in political commentary and analysis. . . . An exhilarating book." --Anne Lake Prescott," Modern Philology"

 
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