Playing the fool : subversive laughter in troubled times /

The role of the fool is to provoke the powerful to question their convictions, preferably while avoiding a beating. Fools accomplish this not by hectoring their audience, but by broaching sensitive topics indirectly, often disguising their message in a joke or a tale. Writers and thinkers throughout...

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Main Author: Lerner, Ralph.
Format: eBook
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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