Otherwise Fables is the first complete collection of Oscar Mandel's fiction, including the Gobble-Up Stories, Chi Po and the Sorcerer, and The History of Sigismund, Prince of Poland. Drawing on the French narrative form of the conte and following in the fabulist traditions of Jean de La Fontaine and Pedro Calderon, Mandel offers surprising insight into the human condition through fables and fanciful tales rooted in philosophy. His amusing tales of animals, princes, and kings combine ethical ambiguity and gorgeous prose to reveal a sly wit and a lifetime of learning.
Oscar Mandel is an acclaimed Belgian-born American author, scholar, and playwright. He is professor emeritus of literature at the California Institute of Technology, having taught there for more than forty years and he is the author of the essay collection, The Book of Elaborations. He lives in Paris and Los Angeles.
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