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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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 bssne was regularly published.

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. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: What followed is told in one of the best known of the many stories bearing on his childlike nature.

Preview this item Preview this item. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. His later contemporaries helped to swell the tale, and the 18th century finally accepted it, including the anecdotes of his meeting his son, being told who he was, and remarking, Ah, yes, I thought I had seen him somewhere!

J’y allais was La Fontaine’s answer. 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 been specially singled out by Perrault for better comparison with Aesop and Phaedrus took the Ancient side.


It was about this time that the quartet of the Rue du Vieux Colombier, so famous in French literary history, was formed. 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.

Portrait by Hyacinthe Rigaud private collection. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. It was not until he was past thirty that his literary career began.

Many of the lines have entered the French language as standard phrases, often proverbial.

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Chapelain was also a kind of outsider in the coterie.

Fojtaine enter the message. In the same year he wrote a ballad, Les Rieurs du Beau-Richardand this was followed by many small pieces of occasional poetry addressed to various personages from the king downwards. Although these earlier works refer to Aesop in their title, they collected many fables from more recent sources. While the Fables have an international reputation, celebration of their author has largely been confined to France. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jean de La Fontaine.

The fables are also distinguished gontaine their occasionally ironical ambivalence.

Jean de La Fontaine

Please enter your name. 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 for offences against the company. In the same year appeared the second book of the Contesand in the first six books of the Fableswith more of both kinds in In that same year, La Fontaine converted to Christianity. You may have already fohtaine this item.


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Fictional depictions have followed the fashionable view of La Fontaine at their period. Please select Ok if you basme like to proceed with this request anyway. 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.

The deceptively simple verses are easily memorised, yet display deep insights into human nature. Those in the later editions are often taken from more recent sources or from translations of Eastern stories and are told at greater length. 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.

Your request to send this item has been completed. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. He also began a medley of prose and poetry, entitled Le Songe de Vauxon Fouquet’s famous country house. La Fontaine and his friends: Both sides of his family were of the highest provincial middle class; though they were not noble, his father was fairly wealthy.

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