The Peasants' Bible and the Story of the Tiger

Dario Fo (Author) Francesca Silvano (Translator)
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Description

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Dario Fo is one of the world's most important contemporary playwrights, forging subversive wit and unusual linguistic experimentation into a comedy of complete originality. The Peasants' Bible is a collection of five monologues drawn from Italian folklore but filtered through Fo's delightfully singular lens-for example, an Adam and Eve who are passionately entwined like peas in a pod; a race between two classes of men struggling for power that resembles the legend of the Hare and the Tortoise-to form a Bible of the common man. In The Story of the Tiger, we find a Fourth Army soldier injured fighting Chiang Kai-shek's army, saved from starvation by being suckled by an enormous tiger, who then comes back to defeat Kai-shek by using model tigers in combat. Together the pieces are an extraordinary addition to Fo's body of work.

Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
September 13, 2005
Pages
175
Dimensions
5.56 X 0.5 X 8.28 inches | 0.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802140692
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Reviews

"Fo-faced farce wears a broad smile and proceeds at breathtaking speed."