Jungle Fables: Paintings and Poems
. Apparently privately printed , Printed by Davies Wing Inc.], . [Cleveland, Ohio
PZ8.2.N686 Ju 1978 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This large-format book presents nineteen paired paintings and poems. Both are quite sentimental and romantic. The paintings are strong images of jungle life. Among the most striking are Patience (23) and Vanity (39). Several of the poems include stories and may qualify as fables. Among them are Compassion (14), the story of a panther who opens their cage for some doves; Jealousy (20), in which the Blue River tells the Lion King to forget the lover who left him; Narcissism (32), in which a leopard falls in love with himself; and Vanity (38), perhaps the closest to fable of them all, in which peacocks wave their heavy tails as flocks of birds fly by--birds who really do not care about the peacocks' tails.