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The works of La Fontaine : illustrated by XVIIIth century engravings

Author: Jacques SandozRafael NavarroYves Bernard, (Producer)Maurice ManziniJean de La FontaineAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©1989.
Series: Ancient books in the French language., Authors.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A program about the life and work of the great - and enigmatic - fabulist whose renditions of Aesop in verse hold up animals as a mirror for man. Splendidly illustrated 18th-century books containing the fables as well as other stories by La Fontaine provide the visuals for some of La Fontaine's most charming and trenchant fables - light-handedly moral, elegantly voiced, and a sourcebook of what have become some of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Named Person: Jean de La Fontaine; Jean de La Fontaine; Jean de La Fontaine
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Sandoz; Rafael Navarro; Yves Bernard, (Producer); Maurice Manzini; Jean de La Fontaine; Libraprim (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 63120122
Notes: Originally produced in 1985.
Credits: Filmed and produced by Jacques Sandoz, assisted by Rafael Navarro and Yves Bernard ; commentary by Maurice Manzini and Jacques Sandoz ; English translation by Jean-Michel Fueter.
Performer(s): Commentary and quotations said by Harold Frankel and David Egli.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 27 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Ancient books in the French language., Authors.
Responsibility: Libraprim ; a Films for the Humanities presentation.

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A program about the life and work of the great - and enigmatic - fabulist whose renditions of Aesop in verse hold up animals as a mirror for man. Splendidly illustrated 18th-century books containing the fables as well as other stories by La Fontaine provide the visuals for some of La Fontaine's most charming and trenchant fables - light-handedly moral, elegantly voiced, and a sourcebook of what have become some of France's most frequently-used aphorisms.

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