My Stupid Intentions by Bernardo Zannoni

Staff Pick

Translated from the Italian, Zanonni's fable recalls Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Wind in The Willows as it recounts the experiences of Archy, a beech marten whose mother trades him for the price of one-and-a-half hens to Solomon, a fox known as the Lender. Solomon's greatest treasure is the written word--and particularly the word of God--and as he develops a more complex relationship with Archy, the tale explores questions of morality and what it means to be human and/or animal through the creature's shift from instincts to judgment, all under an overarching Divinity--though not, perhaps, for the better.

 

 

 

 


 

My Stupid Intentions By Bernardo Zannoni, Alex Andriesse (Translated by) Cover Image
By Bernardo Zannoni, Alex Andriesse (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681377285
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Published: New York Review Books - June 13th, 2023