Holy Jester! The Saint Francis Fables

Written and illustrated by Dario Fo
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 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.”

Publisher: Opus Books

Series: Book

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 128

Dimensions: 9 X 7.5 inches

ISBN: 9781623160821