A QUOTE BY JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
“L’absence est le plus grand de tous les maux”
(Absence is the greatest of all evils)
Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695)
WHO WAS JEAN DE LA FONTAINE?
Jean de La Fontaine was a 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, as well as in French regional languages.
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