Jean de La Fontaine

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Noun1.Jean de La Fontaine - French writer who collected Aesop's fables and published them (1621-1695)Jean de La Fontaine - French writer who collected Aesop's fables and published them (1621-1695)
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Author Jean La Fontaine said the Department of Education tried to have the section on the abuse claims made over Esther's phone line excluded altogether from the report.
"All flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them." - French author Jean La Fontaine, born this day in 1621.
It is rather difficult to establish to what degree Gay's Fables were inspired by the works of the authors mentioned above, but is seems reasonable to suspect that the inspiration to write them came mainly from the other side of the English Channel, from the land of the genuine master of the literary fable: Jean La Fontaine. (1) In 1668 La Fontaine -- an extraordinarily talented writer, and in the later period a member of the famous French Academy -- publishes the first volume of his Fables.

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