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Smack-Bam, Or The Art Of Governing Men

Smack-Bam, Or The Art Of Governing Men (eBook)

Political Fairy Tales Of Édouard Laboulaye

de Edouard Laboulaye 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: Princeton University Press
Edição ou reimpressão: novembro de 2018
Pré-lançamento - envio a partir de 13-11-2018
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Wry political fairy tales from a nineteenth-century politician that speak to our current times

Édouard Laboulaye (18111883), one of nineteenth-century Frances most prominent politicians and an instrumental figure in establishing the Statue of Liberty, was also a prolific writer of fairy tales.Smack-Bam, or The Art of Governing Men brings together sixteen of Laboulayes most artful stories in new translations. Filled with biting social commentary and strong notions of social justice, these rediscovered tales continue to impart lessons today.

Inspired by folktales from such places as Estonia, Germany, Iceland, and Italy, Laboulayes deceptively entertaining stories explore the relationships between society and the ruling class. In Briam the Fool, the hero refuses the queens hand after he kills the king. In Zerbino the Bumpkin, the king and prime minister are idiots, while the kings daughter runs away with a woodcutter to an enchanted island. And in the title story, Smack-Bam, or The Art of Governing Men, a superficial prince is schooled by a middle-class woman who smacks him when he wont engage in his lessons and follows him across Europe until he falls in love with her. In these worlds, shallow aristocrats come to value liberty, women are as assertive and intelligent as men, and protagonists experience compassion as they learn of human suffering.

With an introduction by leading fairy-tale scholar Jack Zipes that places Laboulayes writing in historical context,Smack-Bam, or The Art of Governing Men presents spirited tales from the past that speak to contemporary life.

Smack-Bam, Or The Art Of Governing Men
Political Fairy Tales Of Édouard Laboulaye
ISBN: 9780691184487 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: Princeton University Press Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Infantis e Juvenis  >  Contos, fábulas e narrativas


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