La Fontaine


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La Fon·taine

 (lə fŏn-tān′, lä fôN-tĕn′), Jean de 1621-1695.
French writer who collected the stories of Aesop and others in his Fables (1668-1694).
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La Fontaine

(French la fɔ̃tɛn)
n
(Biography) Jean de (ʒɑ̃ də). 1621–95, French poet, famous for his Fables (1668–94)
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La Fon•taine

(ˌlɑ fɒnˈtɛn, -ˈteɪn)
n.
Jean de (ʒɑ̃) 1621–95, French poet and fabulist.
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I affirm that he shared the general beatitude, and that, quite the reverse of La Fontaine, who, at the presentation of his comedy of the "Florentine," asked, "Who is the ill-bred lout who made that rhapsody?" Gringoire would gladly have inquired of his neighbor, "Whose masterpiece is this?"
A slight fracas between two young gentlemen occurring last night within a hundred miles of these peaceful walls (Miss Ferdinand, being apparently incorrigible, will have the kindness to write out this evening, in the original language, the first four fables of our vivacious neighbour, Monsieur La Fontaine) had been very grossly exaggerated by Rumour's voice.
Porthos, sad and reflective as La Fontaine's hare, did not observe D'Artagnan's entrance, which was, moreover, screened at this moment by M.
Assuming an attitude, she began, "La Ligue des Rats: fable de La Fontaine." She then declaimed the little piece with an attention to punctuation and emphasis, a flexibility of voice and an appropriateness of gesture, very unusual indeed at her age, and which proved she had been carefully trained.
WHERE TO STAY: Hotel de la Fontaine (04 93 88 39 38), behind Promenade des Anglais, and five minutes from the old town.
Fables Work by La Fontaine, Jean de, published as Fables choisies, mises en vers ("Selected Fables, Set in Verse") from 1668 to 1694.
First, Van Caeckenbergh's work engages in a mockery of art's mores, just as La Fontaine's tales ridiculed the manners of court life at Versailles; like Sean Landers' depictions of himself as a satyr, also shown at "Aperto," Van Caeckenbergh's bestiary self-mockingly derides the status of the artist.
Award-winning author Pamela Olson will speak at La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Arts next week about her time in Palestine.
C'est parce qu'ils refusent de la voir suivre le cheminement mortel d'autres monuments historiques dont il ne reste plus, mille fois helas, que le nom, sinon quelques vieilles photos temoignant de l'histoire millenaire de ce pays, que les dignes fils de Mila se sont mobilises, la semaine derniere, pour proteger ce qu'il reste comme l'un des derniers vestiges archeologiques de l'antique Milev, a savoir la fontaine romaine, Ain el-Balad, l'une des plus vieilles au monde.
October 21: Legends Lunch at La Fontaine with guest speaker Dr Houriya Kazim.