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The Peasants' Bible and the Story of the Tiger

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The Italian winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature delivers two sparkling, imaginative works never previously published. “The Peasants’ Bible” is a collection of five stories 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 stru ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 13th 2005 by Grove Press (first published 2005)
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Jul 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
this was an entertaining read. the book is essentially a collection of short stories, parodies of bible stories. the first story i enjoyed the most. it was a retelling of adam and eve, told from eve's perspective. the tone she sets is comical in a common sense kind of way.
there is a part, when she has her period, when she turns to a goddess and she says that the goddess has to hide in a cave so that god doesn't see her and other deities like her. i found this to very symbolic of how though chri
May 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Um libro bom de Dario Fo, embora não excepcional. Contêm 6 monólogos curtos, sendo o melhor o "The Story of the Tiger". Este conta a história de um soldado do exército chinês que se vê ferido mortalmente e é socorrido por uma tigresa e seu filhote - em troca da proteção e do leite com o qual ela o amamenta ele deve cozinhar para as feras. As outras cinco histórias compõe o que é chamado da "Bíblia do camponês" - Fo buscou nas histórias tradicionais do povo aquelas que, assim como as do famoso li ...more
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Dario Fo was an Italian satirist, playwright, theatre director, actor, and composer. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997. In 2007 he was ranked Joint Seventh with Stephen Hawking in The Telegraph's list of 100 greatest living geniuses. His dramatic work employed comedic methods of the ancient Italian commedia dell'arte, a theatrical style popular with the proletarian classes. He own ...more
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