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 king, whose assent was necessary, not merely for election but for a second ballot in case of the failure of an absolute majority, was ill-pleased, and the election was left pending.

In that same year, La Fontaine converted to Christianity. Another vacancy occurred, however, some months later, and to this Boileau was elected. Ryder Silvestre de Sacy C. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. Retrieved from ” https: Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Wikisource has original text related to this article: About the same time — he made the acquaintance of the last of his many hosts and protectors, Monsieur and Madame d’Hervart, and fell in love with a certain Madame Ulrich, a lady of some position but of doubtful character.

He was, however, settled in life, or at least might have been so, somewhat early. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Poucet, tried to persuade him about the impropriety of the Contes and it is said that the destruction of a new play was demanded and submitted to as a proof of repentance. At his feet the race between the Tortoise and the Hare is taking place. Fouquet fell out of favour with the king and was arrested.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The writer is represented in an ample cloak, sitting in contemplation on a gnarled tree on which a vine with grapes is climbing.

Jean de La Fontaine

Your request to send this item has been completed. Tawney Charles Wilkins Ramsay Wood. His father and he had fomtaine the title of esquireto which they were not strictly entitled, fontxine, some old edicts on the subject having been put in force, an informer procured a sentence against the poet fining him livres. Preview this item Preview this item. Those in the later editions are often taken from more recent sources or from translations of Eastern stories and are told at greater length.

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While the Fables have an international reputation, celebration of their author has largely been confined to France. On his knee is the manuscript of the fable of the fox and the grapeswhile at his feet a fox is seated on his hat with its paw on a leather-bound volume, looking up at him.

Even in the earlier years of his marriage, La Fontaine seems to have been much in Paris, but it was not until about that he became a regular visitor to the capital. There are many anecdotes, some pretty obviously apocryphal, about these meetings. Some of La Fontaine’s liveliest verses are addressed to the duchess Marie Anne Mancinithe youngest of Mazarin pa nieces, and it is even probable that the taste of the duke and duchess for Ariosto had something to do with the writing of his first work of real importance, the first book of the Conteswhich appeared in The stories in the first six of these derive for the most part from Aesop and Horace and are pithily told in free verse.

In he was, at more than sixty years of age, recognized as one of the foremost men of letters of France. Evidence of this is found in the many pictures and statues of the writer, as well as later depictions on medals, coins and postage stamps. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. In this latter year a curious instance of the docility with which the poet lent himself to any influence was afforded by his officiating, at the instance of the Port-Royalistsas editor of a volume of sacred poetry dedicated to the Bbasne of Conti.

He is best known for the first of these, in which a tradition of fable collecting in French verse reaching back to the Middle Ages was brought to a peak. The name field is required. 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. They were particularly marked by their archly licentious tone.


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The curious personal character of La Fontaine, like that of some other men of letters, has been enshrined in a kind of legend by literary tradition. The next year Colbert died and La Fontaine was again nominated. The king hastened to approve the choice effusively, adding, Vous pouvez incessamment recevoir La Fontaine, il base promis d’etre sage.

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Sculptor of the EnlightenmentUniversity of Chicago,p. The second division of his work, the tales Contes et nouvelles en verswere at one time almost equally as popular and their writing extended over a longer period. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jean de La Fontaine.

Your Web browser is not enabled for Bawne. The publication of the twelve books of La Fontaine’s Fables extended from to A year afterwards his situation, which had for some time been decidedly flourishing, showed signs of changing very much for the worse.

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fontaibe All that can be positively said against her is that she was a negligent housewife and an inveterate novel reader; de la Fontaine himself was constantly away from home, was certainly not strict in point of conjugal fidelity, and was so bad a man of business that his affairs became involved in hopeless difficulty, and a financial separation of property separation de biens had to take place in Chapelain was also a kind of outsider in the coterie.

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