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The complete fables of Jean de La Fontaine

Author: Jean de La Fontaine; Norman R Shapiro; David Schorr
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charming and elegant, Jean de La Fontaine's (1621-1695) animal fables depict sly foxes and scheming cats, vain birds and greedy wolves, all of which subtly express his penetrating insights into French society and the beasts found in all of us. Norman R. Shapiro has been translating La Fontaine's fables for over twenty years, capturing the original works' lively mix of plain and archaic language. This newly complete  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean de La Fontaine; Norman R Shapiro; David Schorr
ISBN: 9780252031441 025203144X 9780252073816 0252073819
OCLC Number: 82368012
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: xxxviii, 460 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Book I --
Book II --
Book III --
Book IV --
Book V --
Book VI --
Book VII --
Book VIII --
Book IX --
Book X --
Book XI --
Book XII --
Book XII.
Other Titles: Fables.
Responsibility: translated by Norman R. Shapiro ; introduction by John Hollander ; illustrations by David Schorr.
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"In Shapiro's translations, meaning and sound patterns flow into each other with metrical control and create La Fontaine's soothing melody, which is reinforced through a never-ending wit and humor to Read more...

 
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