Ysengrimus  

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Ysengrimus is a Latin fabliau and mock epic, an anthropomorphic series of fables written in 1148 or 1149 by the poet Nivardus. Its chief character is Ysengrimus the Wolf, and it describes how his various schemes are overcome by the trickster figure Reinardus the Fox. The tale is the basis of the Reynard cycle. Little is known of the author Nivardus. All that can be said of him with any certainty is that he lived in Ghent in the twelfth century.




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