Proverbia in Fabula: Essays on the Relationship of the Proverb and the Fable

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Pack Carnes
P. Lang, 1988 - Animals in literature - 343 pages
The fable and the proverb have had a long history of very close relationships; indeed in some cases they have been considered identical forms. In other cases the function of the two forms fall together or exist in similar environments. Often one of the two is used to explain the other. These essays deal with the nature of that relationship from a wide range of viewpoints: classical studies, folkloristics, literary studies, and much more.

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