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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.; e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Duke backfile.
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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 communication, 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: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Parodies, imitations, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Patterson, Annabel M.
Fables of power.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1991
(DLC) 90046299
(OCoLC)22309778
Named Person: Aesop; Aesop.; Aesopus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Annabel M Patterson
ISBN: 9780822382577 0822382571
OCLC Number: 191222206
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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 --
Postscript.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.; e-Duke books scholarly collection.
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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