Historiettes et Fables: Fables de la Fontaine et Contes Inspirés d'Ésope
La Fontaine, Jean de
This French book duplicates Kincaid's Timeless Fables: A Collection of Aesop's Fables published by Brimax in 1981. It is unfortunately lacking pages 39-42 and the stories listed on those pages in the opening T of C. Perhaps the most curious feature of the transposition from English to French is the inclusion of La Fontaine's name in the sub-title of this edition. Not one fable has changed, but for the French the same fables of Aesop become those of Aesop and La Fontaine. Artima on 61 recognizes the rights of Brimax, but does not mention the title of the work replicated here. The larger original from which both seem to come is Brimax's Treasury of Fables: A Collection of Aesop's Fables from 1981, twice the size of either of these books. Again, I am struck with the facial expressions Eric Kincaid gives to both fox and stork in their two scenes together (20-21). Even the contrasting checkered napkins help to set the two scenes against each other. Only TMCM and SW get more than two pages.