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The Saint Francis Fables


Written and Illustrated by 

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Translated by Mario Pirovano
“Fo emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden.” 
—Nobel Prize Committee

These are fables to spark the imagination, challenge the conscience, and delight the soul. Greed and corruption are Fo’s irreverent subjects for this satirical Fellini-esque provocation. Fo convenes courtiers, popes, cardinals, generals, peasants and one man who despite his own earthly appetites and desires becomes a saint. “Imagine” wrote The New York Times about Fo, “a cross between Bertolt Brecht and Lenny Bruce, and you may begin to have an idea of the scope of Fo’s anarchic wit.”




Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, DARIO FO -- theatre director, commedia clown, artist, and composer -- is the author of over seventy plays including Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Mistero Buffo, and two other illustrated novels: The Pope’s Daughter and There is a Mad King in Denmark


"MARIO PIROVANO possesses the energetic inventiveness of a great storyteller." – Dario Fo

Fiction/ Literary •  Fiction-Religious • Religious/Catholic/Christianity
Cloth • $38.95 • Color illustrations throughout
7 x 9  • 160 pages 
ISBN: 978-1-62316-082-1

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