La Fontaine's Bawdy: Of Libertines, Louts, and Lechers by Jean FontaineLa Fontaine's Bawdy: Of Libertines, Louts, and Lechers by Jean Fontaine

La Fontaine's Bawdy: Of Libertines, Louts, and Lechers

byJean FontaineTranslated byNorman R. ShapiroIllustratorDavid Schorr

Paperback | January 16, 2010

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The Contes et nouvelles en vers of Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) were published at various times throughout his life, often these works threatened to get him in trouble with both Church and Academie. This translation covers the entire corpus in all their variety. The mildly suggestive mingle with the frankly bawdy rendered in the spirit they were written in and scrupulously faithful to one of France's greatest poets.
Although he had a degree to practice law, La Fontaine does not seem to have done so but, rather, spent his life in Paris dependent on aristocratic patrons. His principal contribution to literature was his 12 books of Fables, to which he devoted 30 years of his life. They were published from 1668 to 1694 and are universally appreciated ...
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Title:La Fontaine's Bawdy: Of Libertines, Louts, and LechersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:273 pages, 9.13 × 6.1 × 0.81 inPublished:January 16, 2010Publisher:Commonwealth Books, Black WidowLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0981808816

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