Playing the fool : subversive laughter in troubled times / Ralph Lerner.

"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 thro...

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Main Author: Lerner, Ralph.
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2009.

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Call Number: PN6149.P64 L47 2009
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