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Get this from a library! Basne: izbor. [Jean de La Fontaine; Gustav Dorè; S S Mokuljski; Slavko Ježić]. Jean de La Fontaine was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which. The book presents a curious combination of world and local fabulists: Aesop ( perhaps fables), Panchatantra (9), La Fontaine (19), Lessing (25), and Krylov .

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The first were published in and basn last appeared posthumously. His wife survived him nearly fifteen years. The death of the author of the Roman Bourgeoishowever, put an end to this quarrel.

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. He was no less popular at the Bourbon Restorationas is evidenced by the royal commission of his statue. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Fontsine have an account?

The numerous works of La Fontaine fall into three traditional divisions: Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jean de La Fontaine.

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Both sides of his family were of the highest provincial middle class; though they were not noble, his father was fairly wealthy. The reading of Malherbeit is said, first awoke poetical fancies in him, but for some time he attempted nothing but trifles in the fashion of the time — epigramsballadesrondeauxetc.


In the same year appeared the second book of the Contesand in the first six books of the Fableswith more of both kinds in Portrait by Hyacinthe Rigaud private collection.

This was a perfectly amicable transaction for the benefit of the family; by degrees, however, the pair, still without any actual quarrel, ceased to live together, and for the greater part of the last forty years of de la Fontaine’s life he lived in Paris while his wife remained in Chateau Thierry which, however, he frequently visited.

He met him in the street in great sorrow, and begged him to make his home at his house. Another vacancy occurred, however, some months later, and to this Boileau was elected.

Fouquet fell out of favour with the king and was arrested.

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It was about this time fpntaine the quartet of the Rue du Vieux Colombier, so famous in French literary history, was formed. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Another commemorative monument to La Fontaine was set up at the head of the Parisian Jardin du Ranelagh in But, though La Fontaine recovered for the time, he was broken by age and infirmity, and his new hosts had to nurse rather than to entertain him, which they did very carefully and kindly.

The curious personal character of La Fontaine, like that of some other men of bqsne, has been enshrined in a kind of legend by literary tradition. Tawney Charles Wilkins Ramsay Wood. It was not until he was past thirty that his literary career began. It was officially set in place in a square overlooking the Marne in Kingdom of France portal Biography portal.


Please enter your name. The name field is required. Just at this time his affairs did not look promising. Inthe writer had published a revised edition of the Contesalthough he suffered a severe illness.

For other uses, see La Fontaine disambiguation. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. On his knee is the manuscript of the fable of the fox and the grapeswhile foontaine his feet a fox is seated on his hat with its paw on a leather-bound volume, looking up at him.

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Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. He was, however, settled in life, or at least might have been so, somewhat early.

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Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item While the Fables have an international reputation, celebration of their author has largely been confined to France.

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