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Some Tales

Jean de la Fontaine

Translated by C.H. Sisson

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ISBN: 978 0 856352 71 3
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: January 1995
220 x 140 x 19 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Jean de la Fontaine
    JEAN DE LA FONTAINE (1621-95) was born in the north-east of France. His passion for poetry made him late for prayers, which in combination with histaste for satirical verse about his masters, led to expulsion from his religious order. Years at court, where he sought approval and provoked outrage, secured patronage ... read more
    C.H. Sisson
    Born in Bristol in 1914, C. H. Sisson was noted as a poet, novelist, essayist and an important translator. He was a great friend of the critic and writer Donald Davie, with whom he corresponded regularly. Sisson was a student at the University of Bristol where he read English and Philosophy. ... read more
    Praise for C.H. Sisson `His poems move in service of the loved landscapes of England and France; they sing (and growl) in love of argument, in love of seeing through, in love of the firm descriptions of moral self-disgust; they move in love of the old lost life by which the new life is condemned.'
    Donald Hall, New York Times Book Review
    'I think he is worth a place on the short shelf reserved for the finest twentieth-century poets, with Eliot and Rilke and MacDiarmid.'
    Robert Nye, the Scotsman
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