What do donkeys, Joost van den Vondel and Gerard van het Reve have in common? A lot it seems! In this blog, Tim Vergeer discusses why Vondel was a Reve avant la lettre, or better yet, why Reve was a second Vondel.
Fable collections which are intended to be read from cover to cover may begin with a metafable - a fable about the collection as a whole. This blog discusses several metafables.
Fables are very old and flexible. This is substantiated by a juxtaposition of several versions of the fable of The Rooster and the Pearl, which may be called a “metafable”, since it is a fable about fables.