Libro de los gatos

Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra (Grupo Anaya), (Letras Hispanicas, 859), 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 261p., indices, wrps. New. Item #78392
ISBN: 9788437643618

A partial translation of the "Fables" or "Parables" by Odo de Chériton, an English preacher who served as professor of theology at the universities of Palencia and Salamanca between 1220 and 1232, is known by the title "Book of Cats". The Castilian version of the work straddles the latest collections of short stories from the 14th century, such as "El conde Lucanor", and the examples from the 15th century, such as the "Libro de los exemplos por ABC". Among his fables, arising from the Greco-Latin tradition and medieval bestiaries, we find such popular stories as "the tortoise and the eagle" or "the country mouse and the city mouse", from Aesopian tradition, but also figurations of human life , allegories of the sinner and a large cast of animals that symbolize, each in its own way,

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