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After Aesop: Improvisations on Aesop's Fables
     

After Aesop: Improvisations on Aesop's Fables

by Steven Carter
 

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In After Aesop: Improvisations on Aesop's Fables, Steven Carter adds parody to his wide-ranging repertoire of literary genres. Aesop, perhaps the world's best-known author, produced hundreds of fables that have been re-told countless times, but rarely parodied on a one-to-one basis. By turns hilarious, poignant, and profound, the more than 200 entries in After Aesop

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In After Aesop: Improvisations on Aesop's Fables, Steven Carter adds parody to his wide-ranging repertoire of literary genres. Aesop, perhaps the world's best-known author, produced hundreds of fables that have been re-told countless times, but rarely parodied on a one-to-one basis. By turns hilarious, poignant, and profound, the more than 200 entries in After Aesop are certain to instruct and entertain a diverse modern audience.

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Alex Stein
Perfect little stories.
James Geary
Steven Carter has acquitted himself well.
Amelia de Moura Tavares
Steven Carter's triumph is to have established a sort of universal ethic of 'how to be,' while promoting at the same time a holistic view of human beings in individual social, cultural, and psychological contexts.
Glenn Lucke
Exquisite.
Edwin J. Barton
To their credit, Steven Carter's books make honorable attempts to shore against our ruins a devotion to the powers of erudition, critical analysis, and judgment. In the words of Ezra Pound in Canto LXXXI, 'Here error is all in the not done, all in the diffidence that faltered. . .' For Steven Carter, these are words to live by.
Thomas Cobb
Praise for Steven Carter's previous book, Judgment of the Crows:
I have Judgment of the Crows on my night table and read twenty or so pages a night. . . . The work is smooth and wonderfully convoluted . . . mysteriously complex and completely delightful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761851486
Publisher:
Hamilton Books
Publication date:
04/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
238
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Steven Carter, the only two-time winner of Italy's coveted Nuove Lettere International Poetry and Literature Prize, served as a Senior Fulbright Fellow at two Polish universities. He is Emeritus Professor of English at California State University, Bakersfield.

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