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dc.contributor.authorFernández de Lizardi, José Joaquínen_US
dc.identifier.other5548 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractThere are actually two sections to this book, the first offering thirty-seven fables of Fernandez de Lizardi, and the second presenting seventy-four fables of José Rosas Moreno. The presence of the latter is surprising because he is mentioned on neither the title-page nor the front cover, both of which mention Fernandez de Lizardi. There is a T of C at the beginning, and there are seventeen full-page black-and-white illustrations along the way, as well as some smaller designs. A short biography on 4 indicates that Fernandez de Lizardi is known as the first Mexican fabulist. His fables are on the long side, running often to two pages of prose. I tried Aesop and the Animals (51-53); after hearing all their complaints, Aesop points out the negative sides of the lives of those they respectively envy but offers to make any exchanges they desire. After hearing him, no animal wants to change. Rosas Moreno writes shorter verse fables. Some of them seem to follow traditional Aesopic stories quite closely, like El milano, el cazador y la hormiga (114-16) and the very short El león y el mosquito (129). The conflict between progress and routine--and the victory of the former--is presented by a competition between a train and a horse (166-68).en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJose J. Fernandez de Lizardien_US
dc.publisherEdivisión Compañiaen_US
dc.publisherEdivisión Compañía Editorial, S.A.en_US
dc.subject.lccPQ7297.F37 F33 1997en_US
dc.titleFábulas Mexicanasen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationColonia del Valle, Mexicoen_US
dc.publisher.locationMexico Cityen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Spanishen_US
dc.acquired.locationLibros Latinos, Redlands, CA, through abeen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $15.00en_US
dc.description.note3Edition of 2000 copiesen_US
dc.subject.local1Jose J. Fernandez de Lizardien_US
dc.title.seriesColección cuentos y fábulasen_US

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