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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There are many anecdotes, some pretty obviously apocryphal, about these meetings. 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. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat Fontainee a review Rate this item: Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

The next year Colbert died and La Fontaine was again nominated. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Cancel Forgot your password?

His first serious work was a translation or adaptation of the Eunuchus of Terence He is known above all for his Fableswhich provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages. About the same time bawne 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. You may send this item to up to five recipients.

Jean de La Fontaine

At this time the patron of French writing was the Superintendent Fouquetto whom La Fontaine was introduced by Jacques Jannart, a connection of his wife’s. Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

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.


The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. She seems to have been both beautiful and intelligent, but the two did not get along well together. 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. Your request to send this item has been completed. 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 The duties of his office, which were only occasional, were compatible with this non-residence.

Meanwhile, the poet continued to find friends. Hervart on hearing of the death, had set out at once to find La Fontaine. Many of the lines have entered the French language as standard phrases, often proverbial. In he was, at more than sixty years of age, recognized as one of the foremost men of letters of France. The writer is represented in an ample cloak, sitting in contemplation on a gnarled tree on which a vine with grapes is climbing.

While the Fables have an international reputation, celebration of their author has largely been confined to France. The Tall Tales of Vishnu Sharma. Sculptor of the EnlightenmentUniversity of Chicago,p. Home About Help Search. The E-mail Address es field is required. Boileau was also a candidate, but the first ballot gave the fabulist sixteen votes against seven only for the critic.

The deceptively simple verses are easily memorised, yet display deep insights into human nature. He was first proposed inbut was rejected for Marquis de Dangeau. Chapelain was also a kind of outsider in the coterie.

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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. A year afterwards his situation, which had for some time been decidedly flourishing, showed signs of changing very much for the worse.


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 Prince of Conti.

Fictional depictions have followed the fashionable view of La Fontaine at their period. 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.

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! Would you also like to submit ,a review for this item? Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jean de La Fontaine. He was, however, settled in life, or at least might have been so, somewhat early.

Just at this time his affairs did not look promising. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Don’t have an account? Ryder Silvestre de Sacy C. Portrait by Hyacinthe Rigaud private collection.

It was about this time that his wife’s property had to be separately secured to her, and he seems by degrees to have had to sell everything that he owned; but, as he never lacked powerful and generous patrons, this was of small importance to him. During the Second Battle of the Marne it was damaged and was then moved about the town.