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Conte is French for tale or story. The term is derived from Latin computare which means to count, to calculate.

Contes en vers

contes en vers

Contes en vers is a French literary genre of which the best known example is Jean La Fontaine's Contes et nouvelles en vers.

Fontaine's bawdy motifs of folktales signaled the beginning of a new genre in French folklore in the succeeding centuries.

Conte facétieux

conte facétieux

Facetiae is a collection of humorous and indecent tales by Renaissance humanist Poggio Bracciolini (1380–1459), first published in 1470. It features such stories as "Of a Fool, Who Thought His Wife Had Two Openings" and "Visio Francisci Philelphi," the earliest recorded version of Carvel's ring. The collection is available in several English translations.

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