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dc.contributor.authorJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustrations de Martine Bourreen_US
dc.identifier.other11117 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractI am coming to appreciate more and more La Fontaine's version of MSA. It loses the crescendo of other versions that finish with the most ridiculous effort: carrying the ass to market. Here the strategy, I think,of the poet is to make each effort a lunge in some direction, not in an ordered rise of ridiculousness. The last attempt turns out to be the most natural -- walkilng behind the ass -- and it still gets ridiculed. So La Fontaine's point is that, whatever we do, people will talk. Let them! The artist suggests nicely that this lazy ass liked being carried -- another shift from the more traditional version -- and so tookit ill that he had to carry someone. Soon he had to carry two! A clever illustration shows on 12 that the young man had to help his father get up onto the ass. The ass also turns to admire a butterly on 18. Good fun all the way around!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.titleLe Meunier, son Fils et l'Aneen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationMarie Gervais, St.-Urbain-Premier, Quebec, Canada, through eBayen_US
dc.cost.usCost: 9.5en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.title.serieséditions du chat perchéen_US

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