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Proverbia in Fabula

Essays on the Relationship of the Fable and the Proverb


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Contents: The nature of the fable and the proverb - Classical fables and proverbs in classical literary theory - The rhetorical use of fables and proverbs - Proverbs in the Fables of La Fontaine - The 'anti-proverb' and the 'anti-fable' in James Thurber's fables.