La Fontaine: the power of fables
. The Library , The New York Public Library . NY ,
PQ1808.A2 1995 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A fine exhibition guide. The guide is divided into two-page segments, each segment covering a place, period, or aspect of the fables. Each segment contains a page of history or comment and a page of source citations for exhibits in the exhibition. Eleven illustrations, including those used as background or on the cover. The commentary is excellent, for example in asking What serves to keep these fables uncomfortably timely? (16) or in cautioning readers not to take depictions of misery as a call for radical change (18). Though I have many of the materials used in the exhibition, the resources on which these curators can call make me drool with envy!