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Humanist writers praised Socrates for bringing wisdom down from heaven, where it is useless, to earth, where it is of real service. Aesop was seen by humanists as another Socrates who followed a similar philosophy: his absurd animal tales, beneath a trivial exterior, concealed precious wisdom. La Fontaine as Socratic ironist points to this richly varied ancient and humanist wisdom by inviting his readers to smile with him at comic unreason. Wisdom for him is a way of viewing the world, and it is revealed through the changing textures, images and language of creatures which he as poet has brought to life. When they allow themselves to be charmed by the artistry and humour of the Fables and read them with the ironical detachment appropriate to the lucid observer of humankind, readers are agreably coerced into a smiling knowledge of the more or less ineradicable follies which characterise both them and the ways of the world. To read the Fables is to converse pleasantly with a good friend.

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The "Fables" of La Fontaine : Wisdom brought down to earth

The "Fables" of La Fontaine : Wisdom brought down to earth

La Fontaine, comme l'Esope des humanistes, est un autre Socrate. Ses Fables cachent sous l'apparence banale d'animaux fictifs, vivant leurs aventures absurdes, une sagesse à la fois ancienne et humaniste. Cette sagesse consiste en une certaine façon...

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Titre The "Fables" of La Fontaine : Wisdom brought down to earth
Édition Première édition
Volume 19
Auteur Andrew CALDER
ISSN 1420-7699
Numéro 40
Langue Anglais
Éditeur Librairie Droz
Date de première publication du titre 01/02/2001
 
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ISBN-13 978-2-600-00464-0
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600004640
Référence 40-19
Date de publication du format 01/02/2001
Nb de pages 224
 
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ISBN-13 978-2-600-10464-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600104647
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Date de publication du format
Nb de pages 00
 
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ISBN-13 978-2-600-20464-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600204644
Référence 40-19-lot
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Format 17.5 x 25 cm
Poids 800 gr
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