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Francis, the Holy Jester

Francis, the Holy Jester

Opus Books

  • $ 24.95

“Fo emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden.” – Nobel Prize Committee

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. This is a novel to spark the imagination, challenge the conscience, and delight the soul. “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.”

A Novel About St. Francis


Written and illustrated by Dario Fo Translated by Mario Pirovano