jean De La Fontaine

1694. In 1683 he was elected to the. Le deuxime recueil de fables, paru en 1678 pour les livres VII et viii, 1679 pour les livres IX, X, XI, reprsente un ensemble de 87 fables ddies Madame de Montespan, matresse du roi, avec des messages concernant les grands problmes de l'poque. But his chief and most comprehensive theme remains that of the traditional fable: the fundamental, everyday moral experience of mankind throughout the ages, exhibited in a profusion of typical characters, emotions, attitudes, and situations. Legend has exaggerated the closeness of his ties with Molire, Nicholas Boileau, and Jean Racine, but he certainly numbered them among his friends and acquaintances, as well as La Rochefoucauld, Mme de Svign, Mme de La Fayette, and many less-well-remembered writers. Elles prendront place dans les livres VII, viii et IX lors de la parution du second recueil. Gaiety, he explains, is not that which provokes laughter but is a certain charm. He published his Fables in two segments: the. 12 Colombe (la) et la Fourmi II, fable 12 Combat (le) des Rats et des Belettes IV,. An outstanding feature of his existence was his ability to attract the goodwill of patrons prepared to relieve him of the responsibility of providing for his livelihood. Within the compass of about 240 poems, the range and the diversity of subject and of treatment are astonishing. The authors of classical antiquity that he knew best were Homer, Plato, Plutarchthese he almost certainly read in translationTerence, Virgil, Horace, and Ovid.

Jean de La Fontaine, (born July 8?, 1621, Chteau-Thierry, Francedied April 13, 1695, Paris poet whose Fables rank among the greatest masterpieces.
The French writer Jean de La Fontaine was born in Chteau-Thierry on July 8, 1621.
Up until his tenth year of school, he stayed in the place of his birth, and.
Born in July 8, 1621, in Chteau-Thierry (Champagne, France where his father wa s in charge of Water, Forests and Hunting, Jean de la Fontaine spent his.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Character Analysis of Jean Tooms Cane

Some decline of talent is commonly detected in the twelfth book. Il se composait de 124 fables, rparties en 6 livres, avec une introduction (la ddicace en vers et une conclusion (l'pilogue qui ne correspondent pas forcment l'ordre dans lequel les fables avaient t crites. 4 Devineresses (les) VII, fable 15 Dieux (les) voulant instruire un fils de Jupiter XI, fable 2 Discorde (la) VI, fable 20 Discours Madame de La Sablire IX Discours Monsieur le duc de La Rochefoucauld X,.(Les Lapins) Dragon (le) plusieurs ttes et le Dragon. But they are also creatures of fantasy, bearing only a distant resemblance to the animals the naturalist observes, and they are amusing because the poet skillfully exploits the incongruities between the animal and the human elements they embody. Notes : "A Hundred fables of La Fontaine" offers a selection of some of Jean de La Fontaine's best known fables. The Horse and the Wolf; The Eagle and the Owl; The Miser and the Monkey; The Vultures and the Pigeons; The Stag and the Vine. Intermittently he seems inspired to satire, but, sharp though his thrusts are, he had not enough of the true satirists indignation to press them home. The true nature of the man remains enigmatic. For special contributions to French literature he was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1684. Education; The Two Dogs and the Dead Ass; The Monkey and the Leopard; The Acorn and the Pumpkin; The fool who sold wisdom. Fables rank among the greatest masterpieces. The Oyster and the Litigants; The Wolf and the Lean Dog; Nothing too Much; The Cat and the Fox; The Monkey and the Cat.