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(The Bobbs-Merrill company, 1931)
One of the strangest and loveliest finds ever. For some reason, I was wandering in a section that seemed to have little definition in a good, funky, basement uptown bookstore. For some reason, I started paging through ...
A Critical Fable
(Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1922)
A strange little paperbound book with a quaint colored picture of Hermes and the Sculptor on its cover. Its one hundred pages seem to review poets in entertaining fashion, but I will admit that I did not get past 10. ...
a Moral AlphaBet of Vice & Folly
(Arbor House, 1986)
A delightful, crazy alphabet with fables and morals, described by the dust jacket as a kind of intellectual hit and run. Try A, H, T, and Y for starters. I enjoy this book.
A Book of Animals
(Julia MacRae, a division of Franklin Watts, 1985)
A strange and delightful book on the part animals have played in our cultural and religious life. The book bears strong testimony to Aesop's place in our culture, as his fables are mentioned apropos of the dog, the ...
Fables - 1950
(Exposition Press, 1950)
A strange collection of thirty-three original, contemporary fables. Very few are about animals. The best are Two Mice and Pidgin. Others to note include Mr. Prete, Jonquil, and Chartin. The tales ...
Dr. Fox's Fables: Lessons from Nature
(Acropolis Books, 1980)
An unusual book, only tangentially related to Aesop. These fables are instructive about specific animals' habits and didactic about letting them live and have their own ways. Two use Aesopic background and play off of ...
Public Programs at The New York Public Library.
(The New York Public Library, 1995)
Among the varied programs offered by the Library during the Spring, a series of lectures, Fables: From Aesop to La Fontaine, gets a page of recognition. The series is done by Marcel M. Gutwirth. It is meant to support ...
A Political Bestiary: Viable Alternatives, Impressive Mandates, and Other Fables.
I have read every one of these forty beast-descriptions and enjoyed them. In a book of this sort, there is sometimes a tendency for either text or illustration to dominate, but that does not happen here. Both the verbal ...
(EPM Publications, 1978)
This book expands the flowers section of my collection, parts of which can be found in 1910?, 1946, and 1982. Here are twenty-eight pleasing aetiological tales about flowers, as the flyleaf says, plucked from classical ...
(Dover Publications Inc.,, 1876)
A curious book of 181 stories. Of interest for the history of fable are: the wild Christian applications after the stories; the use of the terms apologue and fable ; and the contemporizing of Socrates, Alexander, ...