Laughter and Forgetting

Jenkyns, Richard
September 2001
New Republic;9/10/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 11, p44
Book Review
Reviews the book "Fools Are Everywhere: The Court Jester Around the World," by Beatrice K. Otto.


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