La Fontaine: Le laboureur et ses enfants, Le pot de terre et le pot de fer

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La Fontaine, Jean de
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1981
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Here is one of a series of some eighteen pamphlets. I am surprised at the title Fabliaux since the titles listed on the last page are all fables. At any rate, my work as a collector is cut out for me! This first find from the series contains The Laborer and His Sons and 2P. La Fontaine's texts are presented straight, a few lines per page, with accompanying footnotes for antiquated vocabulary. The artwork is colorful and even caricatured. Unusually, I think, for this fable, one of the three Enfants is a young woman. She busily scatters seed. That illustration appears reversed on the back cover. The spread showing that they have learned that work is the treasure shows the three children enjoying a beer together! In 2P, Filip does some of her best work with the right hand of the clay pot, on the cover and in the story's first image. The pots' shoes are also a nice artistic touch. The poor clay pot is just a heap of pieces in the last image of the story!
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