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Rating details. Sort order. His first book did very well a real hit; everyone applauded it, and before long it had been translated sometimes not very well into practically every language. The second was even better than the first, and several North American professor "The Fox is Wiser" One day when the Fox was bored, and somewhat melancholy and money-less, he decided to become a writer, and applied himself immediately to that end, as he loathed the kinds of people who say I am doing to do this or that and then never do it.
The second was even better than the first, and several North American professors counted among the most illustrious of the academic world of those remote times enthusiastically praised it and even wrote books on the books about the Fox's books. Thenceforth the Fox justifiably deemed himself satisfied, and the years went by and he published nothing more. But the others began to murmur, and kept asking, "What's wrong with the Fox? A collection of Modernist fables in the same vein as some of Borges' very short stories or Kafka's parables.
I love both of those writers when they are writing in this vein, and I really like these stories, too. A few of the fables could have been lifted right out of Borges or Kafka.
Literature of refusal to engage in the act of creating literature. One day I should write a review for that novel, I loved it. A lot. I'll let it stand pretty much on it's own without my words mucking everything up. View all 19 comments. Mar 04, Josh rated it really liked it. Some of these "fables" are real brain-busters, others are just totally absurd and comedic. Like the one-sentence story about Kafka and Gregorio Samsa. I enjoyed.
I enjoyed most of the pieces in this sharp tongued, witty and hilarious collection of modern fables and political satires. I kind of agree that the best political satirists often appear to be misanthropic but it may not be so. Fables are always open for interpretation, aren't they! So much in so little. An influential one too, considering the praise that this dinky edition of fables from Acorn Book Company, carries inside. Read my full review here. Jun 29, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: short-stories , latin-american.
Contains a lot of animals. I forget what it's called when you give animals human characteristics, but I generally like when writers do that. Most of them just made me smile, maybe a few I went back and re-read. They shot him. A century later, the repentant flock erected a statue of him, which looked very good in the park.
From then on, every time Black Sheep appeared they were promptly executed so that future generations of common, ordinary sheep could also indulge in sculpture. Jul 07, N Simbala rated it really liked it.
Aesop fables done with tongue in cheek. Early Christmas gift! Thank you. Jan 25, Jorge Luis rated it really liked it. Jul 08, Paul Houlihan rated it it was amazing. Sheer genius. Criminally unknown in the English-speaking world. Mar 20, Paty Mtz rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Sep 12, Alonso Mitza rated it really liked it Shelves: short-stories.
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