After Aesop: Improvisations on Aesop's Fables

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April 2010



This book adds parodies Aesop, perhaps the world's best-known author, produced hundreds of fables that have been re-told countless times, on a one-to-one basis. By turns hilarious, poignant, and profound, the more than 200 entries in After Aesop will instruct and entertain a diverse modern audience.


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.


Perfect little stories. -- Alex Stein, co-editor of Short Flights: 25 Aphorists Steven Carter has acquitted himself well. -- James Geary, author of the New York Times bestseller The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism and Geary's Guide to the World's 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. -- Amelia de Moura Tavares, University of Lisbon Exquisite. -- Glenn Lucke, University of Virginia 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. -- Edwin J. Barton, Bakersfield College 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. -- Thomas Cobb, award-winning author of Crazy Heart and Shavetail
EAN: 9780761851479
ISBN: 076185147X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2010
Seitenanzahl: 226 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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