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A Brief History of Fables : From Aesop to Flash Fiction (Paperback)

Author: Rourke, Lee

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This groundbreaking work traces the long history of a form currently enjoying a resurgence online and in the works of some of the most talented young authors in print. As we have begun to emerge from modernism and its aftermath, fables-the briefest of narratives given the most expansive of significations-have gained in popularity.

Author and literary critic Lee Rourke here considers the permutations of the form, from Aesop's tortoise and hare, via Plato's socio-political works and the later ribald medieval tales, to Kafka's anthropomorphism and present-day authors including Blake Butler, Joseph Soong and Shane hones. A Brief History of Fables offers a bold take on the new face of literature.

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Publisher Hesperus Pr
Mfg Part# 9781843919711
SKU 215780101
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1843919710
Release Date 11/1/2011
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