Cover for LA FONTAINE: Fifty More Fables of La Fontaine

Fifty More Fables of La Fontaine

No less a poet than the great Seamus Heaney said of Norman Shapiro's Fifty Fables of La Fontaine, "It is a pleasure to open a book as sure and sly as these translations. . . . He gets the tune right and the tone right, and manages to echo both the folk wisdom and the poker-faced formality of the originals."

As surely as La Fontaine followed Aesop, Shapiro has now made fabulous fifty more fables of the wonderful La Fontaine--among them "The Hare and the Tortoise," "The Old Man and the Ass," and "The Frogs Who Asked for a King." David Schorr has just as captivatingly illustrated them.

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