La Fontaine: Poet and Counterpoet

La Fontaine: Poet and Counterpoet

La Fontaine: Poet and Counterpoet

La Fontaine: Poet and Counterpoet

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Contents

i. THE FOX AND THE CROW 2

ii. THE FABLE: PROSE OR POETRY? 15

The Fable Fiction

The Fable Language

The Fable Verse Form

iii. THE FABLE AS COUNTERPOETRY 63

The Poetic Comedy

The Social Comedy

The Human Comedy

iv. THE FABLE AS POETRY 125

Words and Actions

The Voice of Nature

The Language of the Gods

v. A CITIZEN OF THE UNIVERSE 171

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE 187

INDEX 191

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