A Tale of a Fool

A Tale of a Fool

But it was probably the edition of the story published in 1929 that finally established the place of the story in the genre of comic tales of fools. The comic tale of Gunna, a foul-mouthed, silly, prattling old woman Guðrún ...

Author: Guðný Hallgrímsdóttir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351668101

Category: History

Page: 182

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A Tale of a Fool? explores the life of Guðrún Ketilsdóttir, a peasant woman born in Iceland around 1759. Guðrún worked as a farmhand for most of her adult life, and when she died she left behind a partial autobiography, which is believed to be the oldest autobiography of an Icelandic peasant woman. In this autobiography, Guðrún writes openly about her life and provides colourful depictions of the society in which she lived, providing one of the few first-hand accounts that have survived from members of the peasant class at that time. A Tale of a Fool? demonstrates how it is possible to work with this kind of source using the methods of microhistory as a historical tool to study events and individuals of the past. In doing so, it not only provides an illuminating study of the life of a peasant woman in the 18th and 19th centuries but also addresses the question of the methods, priorities and interpretations applied in the collecting, cataloguing and publication of women’s writing. Analysing the place of the individual in traditional agrarian societies and highlighting the impact that women have had on the cultural and social history of the period, A Tale of a Fool? is ideal for researchers of microhistory and early modern Iceland/Scandinavia.
Categories: History

Russian Tales of Clever Fools Complete Russian Folktale v 7

Russian Tales of Clever Fools  Complete Russian Folktale  v  7

The majority of the tales in this category are about the attempts of the priest and his wife to kill the fool who has so far in the tale outwitted them. A version of 1115 from Perm, a tale told in Russian by a Bashkir, is quite similar ...

Author: Jack V. Haney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317460367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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This is the concluding installment of a splendid multi-volume work that makes available to English readers a rich folktale tradition that has not been easily accessible or well-known in the West. Compared to other European traditions, the East Slavs have an extremely large number of tale types. Using the Aarne-Thompson index to folktale types, and drawing on both archival and written sources dating back to the early sixteenth century, J.V. Haney has assembled and translated examples of the full range of tales. Nearly all of these tales appear here in translation for the first time. The tales in this volume center on the so-called fool, the village simpleton. However, Ivan, the Russian everyman, turns out to have far more sense than his would-be oppressors. The greedy priests and landlords and dim-witted demons who try to take advantage of him are easily outsmarted. In the end it is they who are shown to be the fools as Ivan outwits or outlasts them. In these unequal contests lies the pleasure of the tales.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Fool s Tale

The Fool s Tale

They probably sweated and labored over whether to come tonight.” “What was the deciding factor? Their regard for Cassie?” “Are you kidding? They'll have a story to tell about going to the wedding shower at the local lesbian's house.

Author: L. J. Jones

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595220991

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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Penelope Truman--Posy to family and friends--unwittingly comes out to her brother on April Fool's Day. Her brother thinks it's a great joke in a long-standing family competition for April Fool jokes. As she prepares to host her niece's surprise wedding shower, Posy must try to set matters straight, so to speak, as well as handle a series of mishaps in this modern day comedy of errors set in a Southern college town.
Categories: Fiction

The Apocrypha 3

The Apocrypha  3

22:6 A tale out of season is as musick in mourning: but stripes and correction of wisdom are never out of time. 22:7 Whoso teacheth a fool is as one that glueth a potsherd together, and as he that waketh one from a sound sleep.

Author: Apostle Arne

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326286590

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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The Geneva Bible said this in 1560: These books that follow in order unto the New testament, are called Apocrypha, that is, books, which were not received by a commune consent to be red and expounded publicly in the Church, neither yet served to prove any point of Christian religion, save in as much as they had the consent of the other Scriptures called Canonical to confirm the same, or rather whereon they were grounded: but as books proceeding from godlier men, were received to be red for the advancement and furtherance of the knowledge of the history, and for the instruction of godlier manners: which bokes declare that at all times God had an special care of his Church and left them not utterly destitute of teachers and means to confirm them in the hope of the promised Messiah
Categories: Religion

The Perfect Fool

The Perfect Fool

“ ' Tis one of your favorite tales , is it not , Jacques ? " said the teller of the tale , homely Clement . “ It is , Captain , and I seldom tell it myself , for I weep a little even while working to remain calm and in a proper voice .

Author: J. Stephen Lang

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1589190467

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

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Brian Ericson's life seems perfect in every way. As he sets out for a weekend in the mountains, he takes what he believes is a shortcut and things suddenly go wrong. Receiving help from a host of surprising characters, Brian must grapple with the foolish choices of his life.
Categories: Fiction

Fool s Gold

Fool s Gold

The story of the great credit boom and bust is not a saga that can be neatly blamed on a few greedy or evil individuals. ... PART 1 InnovatIon [ ONE ] the derIvatIves dream o 28773 Fool's Gold.indd 10 3/18/09 3:54:40 PM x PreFACe.

Author: Gillian Tett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439100756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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From award-winning Financial Times journalist Gillian Tett, who enraged Wall Street leaders with her news-breaking warnings of a crisis more than a year ahead of the curve, Fool’s Gold tells the astonishing unknown story at the heart of the 2008 meltdown. Drawing on exclusive access to J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and a tightly bonded team of bankers known on Wall Street as the “Morgan Mafia,” as well as in-depth interviews with dozens of other key players, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Tett brings to life in gripping detail how the Morgan team’s bold ideas for a whole new kind of financial alchemy helped to ignite a revolution in banking, and how that revolution escalated wildly out of control. The deeply reported and lively narrative takes readers behind the scenes, to the inner sanctums of elite finance and to the secretive reaches of what came to be known as the “shadow banking” world. The story begins with the intense Morgan brainstorming session in 1994 beside a pool in Boca Raton, where the team cooked up a dazzling new idea for the exotic financial product known as credit derivatives. That idea would rip around the banking world, catapult Morgan to the top of the turbocharged derivatives trade, and fuel an extraordinary banking boom that seemed to have unleashed banks from ages-old constraints of risk. But when the Morgan team’s derivatives dream collided with the housing boom, and was perverted—through hubris, delusion, and sheer greed—by titans of banking that included Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, and the thundering herd at Merrill Lynch—even as J.P. Morgan itself stayed well away from the risky concoctions others were peddling—catastrophe followed. Tett’s access to Dimon and the J.P. Morgan leaders who so skillfully steered their bank away from the wild excesses of others sheds invaluable light not only on the untold story of how they engineered their bank’s escape from carnage but also on how possible it was for the larger banking world, regulators, and rating agencies to have spotted, and heeded, the terrible risks of a meltdown. A tale of blistering brilliance and willfully blind ambition, Fool’s Gold is both a rare journey deep inside the arcane and wildly competitive world of high finance and a vital contribution to understanding how the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression was perpetrated.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Fool s Heritage

A Fool s Heritage

Adam Eriksson. A FOOL'S HERITAGE A TALE OF SILENCE AND STORM Ky ADAM ERIKSSON For my wonderful wife. ADAM ERIKSSON A FOOL'S HERITAGE A. Front Cover.

Author: Adam Eriksson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783755727712

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

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Five guardians. One kingdom. Ever since the victory over the dark princes and their white tigers, the guardians watch over the realm. Their glory days are a thing of the past, however. While the western shores are plagued by raids of Northmen, the capital is sinking in intrigues. The guardians do what they can in the face of the fragile balance of power among the great houses and the inaction of the king, who longs for an heir. Unfortunately, a storm is approaching, just as the words of House Elsworth signify. The sudden death of a guardian sets the stage for an epic power struggle. A Tale of Silence and Storm begins with three friends playing an innocent game of hide and seek at a small fishing village. Not far away, the queen and a guardian cross the countryside. They do not know that a longship of the Northmen is headed for the coast. What follows will interlink their and the childrens' destinies forever.
Categories: Fiction

Paul the Fool of Christ

Paul  the Fool of Christ

who played the role of a deceived husband in an adultery mime.69 Martial repeatedly mentions a fool named Panniculus , who gets his ears boxed by another mime actor in punishment for his behavior.70 A fool figures in a tale from ...

Author: L. L. Welborn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567030423

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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Welborn argues that Paul's acceptance of the role of a 'fool', and his evaluation of the message of the cross as 'foolishness', are best understood against the background of the popular theatre and the fool's role in the mime. Welborn's investigation demonstrates that the term 'folly' (moria) was generally understood as a designation of the attitude and behaviour of a particular social type -û the lower class buffoon. As a source of amusement, these lower class types were widely represented on the stage in the vulgar and realistic comedy known as the mime. Paul's acceptance of the role of the fool mirrors the strategy of a number of intellectuals in the early Empire who exploited the paradoxical freedom that the role permitted for the utterance of a dangerous truth. Welborn locates Paul's exposition of the 'folly' of the message about the cross in a submerged intellectual tradition that connects Cynic philosophy, satire, and the mime. In this tradition, the world is viewed from the perspective of the poor, the dishonoured, the outsiders. The hero of this tradition is the 'wise fool,' who, in grotesque disguise, is allowed to utter critical truths about authority. The book demonstrates that Paul participates fully in this tradition in his discourse about the folly of the word of the cross. The major components of Paul's argument in 1 Corinthians 1-4 find their closest analogies in the tradition that valorizes Socrates, Aesop, and the mimic fool. JSNTS 293 and ECC
Categories: Religion

The Motley Fool What to Do with Your Money Now

The Motley Fool What to Do with Your Money Now

The live graph of the stock price at Fool.com told quite a tale that day . That morning the stock , offered at $ 22 a share , opened at $ 84 . An outstanding IPO ! ( One of so many , that year . ) Congratulations to the shareholders of ...

Author: David Gardner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743234650

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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A guide to managing personal finances in the wake of economic instability presents advice on protecting one's interests with coverage of debt management, the stock market, mutual funds, and preparing for the economic rebound.
Categories: Business & Economics