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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You already recently rated this item. The most characteristic is perhaps that which asserts that a copy of Chapelain’s unlucky Pucelle always lay on the table, a certain number of lines of which was the appointed punishment fonraine offences against the company. In equally, the asteroid Lafontaine was named in his honour. Retrieved 21 February Views Read Edit View history. Preview this item Preview this item. The E-mail Address es field is required. Croatian View all editions and formats Rating: Kingdom fintaine France portal Biography portal.

Those in the later editions are often taken from more recent sources or from translations of Eastern stories and are told at greater length. The name field is required. The coterie furnished under feigned names the personages of La Fontaine’s version of the Cupid and Psyche story, which, however, with Adoniswas not printed till The deceptively simple verses are easily memorised, yet display deep insights into human nature.

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The king, whose assent was necessary, not merely for election but for a second ,a in case of the failure of an absolute majority, was ill-pleased, and the election was left pending. Portrait by Hyacinthe Rigaud private collection.

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It was not fotaine he was past thirty that his literary career began. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Croatian View all editions and formats. You may have already requested this item. There are many anecdotes, some pretty obviously apocryphal, about these meetings. At his feet the race between the Tortoise and the Hare vontaine taking place.

Repaired now, its present position is in the square fronting the poet’s former house. In the following century small models were made of the bronze statue by Etienne Marin Melingueexhibited in Paris in and in London in Cancel Forgot your password? Few people who paid their court to Fouquet went away empty-handed, and La Fontaine soon received a pension of livreson the easy terms of a copy of verses for each quarters receipt.

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 lq which La Fontaine though he had been specially singled out by Perrault for better comparison with Aesop and Phaedrus took the Ancient side.


Please enter your name. But there was always a providence for La Fontaine. During the Second Battle of the Marne it was damaged and was then moved about the town. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? He was then forty-three years old, and his previous printed productions had been comparatively trivial, though much of his work was handed about in manuscript long before it was regularly published.

Many of the lines have entered the French language as standard phrases, often proverbial. It was about this time that the quartet of the Rue du Vieux Colombier, so famous in French literary history, was formed. 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.

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Even in his own lifetime, such was his renown, he was painted by three leading portraitists. The numerous works of La Fontaine fall into three traditional divisions: 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.

Medieval Renaissance 17th 18th 19th 20th century Contemporary. He was first proposed inbut was rejected for Marquis de Dangeau.