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By: Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695)
Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks
Several of La Fontaine’s fables, translated into English by W. T. Larned.
Old Man and the Ass
LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of The Old Man and the Ass by Jean de La Fontaine. (There was no translator acknowledged in the text.) This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 7, 2013.Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages.According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Hugo...
Fables of La Fontaine
Jean de la Fontaine's fables were very well-known all over Europe during his life, and are now slowly being rediscovered. This edition contains 240 fables or fairy tales and a biography of Jean de la Fontaine and Aesop, containing the most well-known fables in existence, as well as some lesser-known fables and stories. Walter Thornbury's translation furthermore sets the fables into memorable rhymes. - Summary by Carolin
By: Jean McKishnie Blewett (1862-1934)
Jean McKishnie Blewett (4 November 1862 – 19 August 1934) was a Canadian journalist, author and poet.
Blewett was a regular contributor to The Globe, a Toronto newspaper and in 1898 became editor of its Homemakers Department. In 1919, assisted by the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, she published a booklet titled Heart Stories to benefit war charities. During this time she regularly lectured on topics such as temperance and suffragism. She used the pseudonym Katherine Kent for some of her writing...
This is a volume of poetry by Jean Blewett. In this collection, the Canadian poet's most beautiful love songs and poetry is brought together. - Summary by Carolin
By: Jessie C. Howden (1857-1935)
Churchyard by the Sea
volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Churchyard by the Sea by Jesse C. Howden.
This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 18, 2021. ------
Mrs. Jesse Howden was a Scottish Poet. Some of her work was featured in the Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Art. This poem is taken from the No. 8.—Vol. I., Saturday, February 23, 1884 issue.
- Summary by David Lawrence
By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Faust, Part 1
Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature.This first part of Faust is not divided into acts, but is structured as a sequence of scenes in a variety of settings. After a dedicatory poem and a prelude in the theatre, the actual plot begins with a prologue in Heaven and Scene 1 in Faust's study.
Also known as the "Roman Elegies," Erotica Romana is von Goethe's literary tribute to human sexuality and eroticism. Written in 24 elegies to emulate classical Roman elegy writers such as Tibullus, Propertius, and Catullus, von Goethe creates a lyrical work of art that has often been subject to censorship.
Faust — Part 1
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him are extant.
Faust; a Tragedy, Translated from the German of Goethe
By: John Clare (1793-1864)
John Clare was a working-class English poet, best known for his poetic descriptions of the English Countryside. He is also one of the few popular poets of the 19th century, who, after being largely forgotten for years after their deaths, is being rediscovered in our time. This is a selection of John Clare's poems, suitable as an introduction into his work for those who do not know him. Readers who already did know Clare may like to discover poems that are not quite as well-known today. - Summary by Carolin
By: John Drinkwater (1882-1937)
This is a volume of poetry by John Drinkwater. The English poet and playwright was a close associate of, among others, Rupert Brooke, before World War I, and continued a successful career as author and playwright after the war and until his death in 1937. This is a small collection of only 19 of his earlier poems. - Summary by Carolin
John Drinkwater was an English poet and dramatist. In the period immediately before the First World War he was one of the group of poets associated with the Gloucestershire village of Dymock, along with Rupert Brooke and others. - Summary by Wikipedia