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  CalendarHome.com - Jean de La Fontaine - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
La Fontaine was born at Château-Thierry in Champagne.
Jean, the eldest child, was educated at the collège (grammar school) of Reims, and at the end of his school days he entered the Oratory in May 1641, and the seminary of Saint-Magloire in October of the same year; but a very short sojourn proved to him that he had mistaken his vocation.
Madame de Sévigné, one of the soundest literary critics of the time, and by no means given to praise mere novelties, had spoken of his second collection of Fables published in the winter of 1678 as divine; and it is pretty certain that this was the general opinion.
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  Jean de La Fontaine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
La Fontaine was born at Château-Thierry in Champagne.
Jean, the eldest child, was educated at the college (grammarschool) of Reims, and at the end of his school days he entered the Oratory in May 1641, and the seminary of Saint-Magloire in October of the same year; but a very short sojourn proved to him that he had mistaken his vocation.
Madame de Sévigné, one of the soundest literary critics of the time, and by no means given to praise mere novelties, had spoken of his second collection of Fables published in the winter of 1678 as divine; and it is pretty certain that this was the general opinion.
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 Jean de la Fontaine
In some respects La Fontaine is the best of such tale-tellers, while he is certainly the latest who deserves such excuse as may be claimed by a writer who does not choose indecent subjects from a deliberate knowledge that they are considered indecent, and with a deliberate desire to pander to a vicious taste.
La Fontaine's irregularities are strictly regulated, his cadences carefully arranged, and the whole effect may be said to be (though, of course, in a light and tripping measure instead of a stately one) similar to that of the stanzas of the English pindaric ode in the hands of Dryden or Collins.
La Fontaine has none of these things: he is always amusing, always sensible, always clever, sometimes even affecting, but at the same time always more or less prosaic, were it not for his admirable versification.
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 Jean de LA FONTAINE - Vikipedio
Jean de LA FONTAINE (naskiĝis la 8-an de julio, 1621, mortis la 13-an de aprilo, 1695) estis franca poeto.
Inter la multaj, kiuj ilustris ilin la plej fama restas la pentristo kaj grafikisto Gustave DORÉ.
La plej ofta moralo de ties fabloj estas, ke en vivo la plej potencaj ĉiam "pravas" eĉ senprave, ke nur singardo, ruzo, leĝo de l'plej forta, regas la mondon.
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 Jean de la Fontaine, La Fontaine
Jean de La Fontaine was born in Château-Thierry, Champagne, in central France, the son of a government official.
La Fontaine had several patrons, among them Nicolas Fouquet (1615-1680), an influential statesman and the superintendent of finance, who was later arrested in 1661, accused of embezzlement and treason, and sentenced to life imprisonment - the young King, Louis XIV, was in favor of a death sentence.
From 1664 to 1672 La Fontaine served as a gentleman-in-waiting to the dowager duchess d'Orléans in Luxemburg, and from 1673 he was a member of the household of Mme de La Sabliere.
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 Jean de La Fontaine and the History of Fables - The Gold Scales
Jean de La Fontaine (1621-95) was born on 8 July, 1621, at Chateau-Thierry.
La Fontaine found himself married at the age of twenty-six, while yet as immature as most men are at sixteen.
La Fontaine was elected a member of the French Academy in 1684, and received with the honour of a public session.
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 Jean de La Fontaine
He was the eldest son of Charles de la Fontaine, a deputy-ranger, and Françoise Pidoux.
He first lived at Madame de la Sablière's, in the Rue Saint-Honore (1672-93), where he met a most brilliant society and became the intimate friend of men like Turenne, the Prince of Conti, Condé, La Rochefoucauld, and distinguished women like Mme de Sévigné, Mme de La Fayette, Mme de Thianges.
When Mme de la Sablière died, in January, 1693, he was sheltered by M. d'Hervart, maître des requêtes in the Parlement of Paris.
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 Jean de La Fontaine - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Jean de La Fontaine, 1621-95, French poet, whose celebrated fables place him among the masters of world literature.
La Fontaine's masterpiece is the collection of Fables choisies, mises en vers [selected fables versified] (1668-94), comprising 12 books of some 230 fables drawn largely from Aesop.
La Fontaine and Rococo style: Metonymy, immanence, and Euphemization in Les amours de Psyche et de Cupidon.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Jean de La Fontaine
At the end of a novitiate of eighteen months, he realized that he was not fitted for the religious life and returned to the world.
He first lived at Madame de la Sablière's, in the Rue Saint-Honore (1672-93), where he met a most brilliant society and became the intimate friend of men like Turenne, the Prince of Conti, Condé, La Rochefoucauld, and distinguished women like Mme de Sévigné, Mme de La Fayette, Mme de Thianges.
When Mme de la Sablière died, in January, 1693, he was sheltered by M. d'Hervart, maître des requêtes in the Parlement of Paris.
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 Borzoi Reader | Catalog | Fables by Jean de La Fontaine
Second only to Aesop, Jean de la Fontaine was the author of comic and delightful fables that are as alive today as when they first appeared in the 18th century.
Based on tales both famous and obscure by an array of classical writers, La Fontaine’s fables offer vivid perspectives on such elemental subjects as greed and flattery, envy and avarice, love and friendship, old age and death.
Jean de La Fontaine (1621—1695) wrote poetry, plays, libretti, and several ambitious prose works, and is best known for his Fables.
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 Jean de La Fontaine - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
La Fontaine, Jean de (1621–95) French poet noted for his fables, which are considered among the masterpieces of French literature.
Miss California 2006 will pass on crown: Jacquelynne Fontaine, though enriched by the experience, is ready to be a student again.
Marguerite de France as Minerva: a sixteenth-century Limoges painted enamel by Jean de Court in the Wallace Collection.(Critical Essay)
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 Libri.de - Jean de La Fontaine: The Original Fables of La Fontaine
Jean de La Fontaine The Original Fables of La Fontaine
Notwithstanding the fact that the spell of La Fontaine's verse necessarily disappears when another tongue is employed, his English translators, both Elizur Wright and Walter Thornbury, have courageously attempted to do him justice in prosody.
F.C. The poet Jean de la Fontaine was born at Château-Thierry on July 8, 1621.
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 Some Descendants of Jean de la Fontaine - pafg10.asp - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
After that, Peter Fontaine was appointed Surveyor of Halifax county, being a frontier county; Abraham, who had a military turn, was made Colonel, and was very active in resisting all attacks from the various tribes of Indians, beyond the mountains, and in North Carolina.
Matthew Fontaine Maury, the eldest child, was born in 1760; entered the army when a mere youth, was wounded at Guilford, C. H., and died in 1783 from the effect of his wound.
John Fontaine, son of Rev. James Fontaine (Huguenot), and brother of the Rev. Peter Fontaine and of the Rev. James Fontaine, clergymen of the Church of England in Virginia, was an ensign in the British army.
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 Influence of Jean de La Fontaine (from fable, parable, and allegory) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
One of the masterpieces of French literature, the satirical and somewhat bitter Les Caractères de Théophraste traduits du grec avec les caractères ou les moeurs de ce siècle (Characters, or Manners of the Age, with the Characters of Theophrastus [sic]), was written by Jean de La Bruyère.
The Roman de la Rose (Romance of the Rose) was one of the most popular French poems of the late medieval period of European history.
The 13th-century French poet Jean de Meung is famous for his continuation of the Roman de la rose (Romance of the Rose), an allegorical poem in the courtly love tradition begun by Guillaume de Lorris in about 1230.
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 Beasts and Citizens Forty Fables of La Fontaine - Limited Edition - Translated by Craig Hill, Illustrated by Andrew ...
La Fontaine's whole poetic career was to be immensely affected by his connection to Foucquet over the following three years.
When La Fontaine joined Foucquet's circle, the Superintendent had just begun to build his magnificent chateau, Vaux Le Vicomte, a building that combined architecture, interior decoration and landscape architecture with an elegance and conceptual unity that was radically new to French architecture.
La Fontaine soon found other patrons to support and protect him from the king's displeasure and in 1668, four years after Fouquet's interminable trial had ended, he published his first collection of fables.
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 La Fontaine, Jean de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
His marriage (1647) terminated in 1658, and from 1673 to 1693 he lived in the household of Mme de La Sablière, one of his several patrons.
La Fontaine’s masterpiece is the collection of Fables choisies, mises en vers [selected fables versified] (1668–94), comprising 12 books of some 230 fables drawn largely from Aesop.
Their wit, acumen, and brilliance of verse and narrative have assured their worldwide success; they ran into 37 editions before La Fontaine’s death.
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 Jean de La Fontaine, sa vie, son oeuvre, le musée, les fables, les contes, Château-Thierry.
Jean de La Fontaine, sa vie, son oeuvre, le musée, les fables, les contes, Château-Thierry.
La maison natale de Jean de La Fontaine est une maison d'écrivain.
Les illustrations des fables et des contes à travers les siècles, sont exposées dans la maison natale du poète, devenue le musée Jean de La Fontaine.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Poet and the King: Jean De La Fontaine and His Century: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
La Fontaine, whose works are still memorized by French schoolchildren, is regarded by Fumaroli, and countless others, as the greatest French lyric poet of the seventeenth century.
Foucquet, La Fontaine's patron, was arrested and imprisoned by order of Louis XIV on false charges of embezzlement and treason.
For La Fontaine, the arrest was a disaster.
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 The Hollywood Reporter
But Fouquet's protege Jean de la Fontaine (Lorant Deutsch), a dreamy, insouciant poet who at 35 has yet to prove himself as a writer, springs to his defense.
He denounces his drinking partners Moliere (Julien Courbey) and the tragedian Jean Racine (Romain Rondeau) for their supine indifference to a flagrant injustice and launches a campaign for the release of the imprisoned ex-minister.
Being personable, good-looking and well-connected, La Fontaine finds no shortage of ladies of noble lineage willing to offer him food and board, though sometimes he has to wait on tables.
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 George Glazer Gallery - Poetry of La Fontaine Illustrated by Brunelleschi
The humorous and often ribald stories in verse by 17th-century French author Jean de La Fontaine are interpreted in erotic illustrations by 20th-century artist Umberto Brunelleschi.
La Fontaine originally published these works in four volumes between 1664 and 1674, based on stories by Boccaccio, Ariosto and others.
Jean de La Fontaine was a French poet, whose collection of fables, originally published as Fables choisies, mises en vers [Selected Fables in Verse] is considered a masterpiece of world literature.
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 La Fontaine, Jean de biography - S9.com
His father was Charles de La Fontaine, maître des eaux et forts a kind of deputy-ranger - of the duchy of Chateau-Thierry; his mother was Françoise Pidoux.
Jean was the most famous French fabulist and probably the most widely read French poet of the 17th century.
1656 - La Fontaine seems to have been much at Paris, but it was not until about this year, that he became a regular visitor to the capital.
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 Jean de La Fontaine Biography and Summary
Jean de La Fontaine is best known for his Fables choisies, mises en vers (Selected Fables, Put into Verse), published in twelve books from 1668 to 1693.
Jean de La Fontaine(July 8, 1621 – April 13, 1695) was the most famous French fabulist and probably the most widely read French poet of the 17th century.
Jean de La Fontaine: Jean de La Fontaine.
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 Jean de La Fontaine - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
But in 1661, while La Fontaine was writing Le Songe de Vaux, Fouquet was disgraced, arrested and put in jail by the king.
Thus La Fontaine lost his protection and was pursued for royal disgrace because of his faithfulness with Fouquet, for who he wrote several poems including Élégie aux nymphes de Vaux.
Nowadays some people still say that Jean de la Fontaine copied everything he wrote (especially the fables of Aesop and Phaedrus) but others defend him by saying that he generally improved them and he also made us know the ancient authors he liked and who would have been probably forgotten without him.
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 AllRefer.com - Jean de La Fontaine (French Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Jean de La Fontaine[zhAN du] Pronunciation Key, 1621–95, French poet, whose celebrated fables place him among the masters of world literature.
His marriage (1647) terminated in 1658, and from 1673 to 1693 he lived in the household of Mme de La SabliEre, one of his several patrons.
He also wrote comedies and librettos for opera, poems on classical themes, and long original poems, notably the ElEgie aux nymphes de Vaux (1671), a complaint on the disgrace (1661) of his patron Fouquet.
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 Jean de la Fontaine (The Nation, July 4, 1912)
With no sharp vision of La Fontaine's, a French poet, personality, and with little distinction of style, Hamel yet manages to indicate with some clearness the man's exterior and material surroundings.
La Fontaine never felt a breath of true passion in his life.
When it comes to discussing his works, Hamel disregards almost entirely the interpretation of human nature by the fables, as well as the more immediate references to the court of Louis XIV and the society of the century.
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 École primaire Jean-De La Fontaine - Bienvenue!
L'implication soutenue des divers intervenants, tels que les enseignants, les professionnels, les parents bénévoles, le personnel de soutien, le service de garde et tous les autres, contribue grandement à assurer un milieu d'apprentissage stimulant.
De plus, l'implication de plus en plus marquée de parents bénévoles nous permet de mieux cerner les besoins spécifiques de notre école.
Au plan pédagogique, la participation active de tous les enseignants aux diverses formations favorise les échanges et les discussions sur les diverses pratiques pédagogiques, surtout en ce qui concerne la réforme et l'évaluation des apprentissages.
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