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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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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. Preview this item Preview this item. His father and he had assumed the title of esquireto which they were not strictly entitled, and, some old edicts on the subject having been put in force, an informer procured a sentence against the poet fining him livres.

In he was, at more than sixty years of age, recognized as one of the foremost men of letters of France. While the Fables have an international reputation, celebration of their author has largely been confined to France. Finding libraries that hold this item 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 fonntaine 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.

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Some of La Fontaine’s liveliest verses are addressed to the duchess Marie Anne Mancinithe youngest of Mazarin ‘s nieces, and it baene 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 For other uses, see La Fontaine disambiguation. You may have already requested this item. About the same time — he made the acquaintance of the last of his many hosts and protectors, Monsieur and Madame d’Hervart, fonraine fell in love with a certain Madame Ulrich, a lady of some position but of doubtful character.


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It was about this time that his wife’s property had to be separately secured to her, and he seems by degrees nasne have had to sell everything that he owned; but, as he never lacked powerful and generous patrons, this was of small importance to him.

Even in his own lifetime, such was his renown, he was painted by three leading portraitists.

J’y allais was La Fontaine’s answer. Croatian View all editions and formats. The name field is required. Those in the later editions are often taken from more recent sources or from translations of Eastern stories and are told at greater length.

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. After a long period of royal suspicion, he was admitted to the French Academy and his reputation in France has never faded since. The writer is represented in an ample cloak, sitting in contemplation on a gnarled tree on which a vine with grapes is climbing.

Another vacancy occurred, however, some months later, and to this Boileau was elected. Fouquet fell out of favour with the king and was arrested.

Advanced Search Find a Library. But after all deductions much will remain, especially when it fontaiine remembered that one of the chief authorities for these anecdotes is Louis Racinea man who possessed intelligence and moral worth, and who received them from his father, La Fontaine’s attached friend for more than thirty years. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.


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.

Other appearances on postage stamps include the 55 centimes issue ofwith a medallion of the fable of The Wolf and the Lamb below him; [29] and the Monaco cent stamp commemorating the th anniversary of La Fontaine’s birth inbaene which the head and shoulders of the fabulist appear below some the more famous characters about which he wrote. Please enter the message. Fictional depictions have followed the fashionable view of La Fontaine at their period.

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The E-mail message field is required. A young priest, M. The second division of his work, the tales Contes et nouvelles en verswere at one time fontainr equally as popular and their writing extended over a longer period.

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Shortly afterwards La Fontaine had a share in a still more famous affair, the celebrated Ancient-and-Modern squabble in which Boileau and Charles Perrault were the chiefs, and in which La Fontaine though he had bazne specially singled out by Perrault for better comparison with Aesop and Phaedrus took the Ancient side. Kingdom of France portal Biography portal. Views Read Edit View history.