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Aesop's fables : the cruelty of the gods / Carlo Gebler ; illustrations by Gavin Weston.

Aesop's fables : the cruelty of the gods / Carlo Gebler ; illustrations by Gavin Weston.
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A30003025108281B 398.2 GEB
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ISBN 9781789542608
Name Gebler, Carlo, 1954- author.
Title Aesop's fables : the cruelty of the gods / Carlo Gebler ; illustrations by Gavin Weston.
Published London : Head of Zeus/New Island Books, 2019.
Description xix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Content Types text
still image
Media Types unmediated
Carrier Types volume
Notes Based on Émile Chambry's Ésope Fables, collated and rewritten in new language by the author.
Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The greatest collection of fables ever written, updated for our turbulent times. A witty, scatological illustrated version of the world's most celebrated fables, allegedly written by a slave in the fifth century BC. A book for our times: as Gebler notes, Aesop has two subjects -- the exercise of power and the experience of the powerless, who endure life and all that it inflicts on them. This retelling of the Fables makes them relevant and richly enjoyable. Large and fierce animals kill and butcher weaker creatures; gods play games with the hopes and fears of lesser species, including men and women; and occasionally the weak turn the tables on the strong, exposing their pretensions. This is a stunning new version of a book that was often bowdlerised and used to teach moral lessons to children. Gebler's Aesop is darker and more realistic, and compulsively readable.
Subjects Aesop's fables -- Adaptations
Aesop's fables
Fables, English
Folklore -- Fiction
Genre Fables.
Animal fiction.
Adaptations.
Fiction.
Added Names Weston, Gavin illustrator.
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