Good Fences: A Review of Paul Lake’s Cry Wolf

By |2017-09-05T23:06:12-05:00September 12th, 2013|Tags: , |

Few books invite such potential misunderstanding as Cry Wolf. Paul Lake’s political allegory, the literary antecedents of which include Aesop’s Fables, the medieval bestiaries of Theobaldus and Phillippe de Thaün, and Orwell’s Animal Farm, contrasts the domestic animals who reside at Green Pastures Farm with the wild animals who inhabit the surrounding forest. A [...]

The Wisdom of Aesop

By |2019-01-16T10:53:11-05:00July 6th, 2012|Tags: |

One of the best courses I had within my doctoral program was a study of Aesop's fables. We used the Babrius and Phaedrus edition in the Loeb series. Of all of the fables, I was struck recently on the political and moral implications of one in particular. The Ant and The Grasshopper should be carefully [...]