Fables from Phaedrus
. 1stBooks Library . Bloomington, IN
PS648.S5 F3 2002 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a huge surprise. This book has nothing to do with Phaedrus or fables. It contains six or eight short stories and perhaps four illustrations. The short stories are sometimes a bit racy or macabre. The interspersed black-and-white illustrations are all quite similar. They feature something like the texture of a flower, with Mr in various positions, depending on the picture, around it. The text includes a number of misplaced apostrophes and typos, as in they went to bed with a feeling of forebode hanging over them that night (25). The very last lines of the blurb on the back cover are these: I leave behind a greedy, jealous, self-centered species of which I have been a part of. I think that there is one of too many in there. The big questions that this book raises for me include these: What does Phaedrus have to do with what we actually find inside this book? And who is this Phaedrus that writes and illustrates the book? I can find nothing on either cover that would indicate that this is not a fable book.