[ilds] LD's critique of Logue's "War Music"

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Mon Oct 29 15:52:45 PDT 2007


Cavafy did not write in Homeric Greek.

:M


On Monday, October 29, 2007, at 10:11  pm, Marc Piel wrote:

> Please excuse me if I ask some questions and need
> more/
>
> It is easy to write three words "he had none". For
> me this needs qualifying information!
>
> I have read many translations of Cavafy in english
> and in french: i find the LD translations largely
> superior (guess I can be accused as being biaised).
>
> Too often, on the list, people ascertain without
> argumentation.
>
> Je me fait avocat du diable!!
>
> Marc
>
>
>
> James Gifford wrote:
>
>> Thanks Michael -- I think that puts an end (I suspect the end nearly
>> everyone expected) to one of Bowker's little mysteries.
>>
>> Two curiosities to go along with it:
>>
>> 1) Panayotis Gerontopolis has argued LD used the French translation 
>> as a
>> bridge translation for _Pope Joan_ because he didn't have an adequate
>> command the Kathourevousa.  I don't have the skills to confirm it, but
>> he convinced me.  He's done that in his (unpublished, I believe)
>> Introduction to his own translation and in his paper on Rhodes in 
>> 2004.
>>
>> 2) I recently reviewed a book that argued Cavafy's Greek (Demotic) was
>> quite poor, citing his early works in English...  I think that notion 
>> is
>> much, much more suspect (comments Anthony?!), but thankfully there 
>> were
>> plenty of other things on which I could comment in {ahem} great 
>> detail.
>>
>> Best,
>> James
>>
>>
>> Michael Haag wrote:
>>
>>> He had none.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Monday, October 29, 2007, at 08:04  pm, James Gifford wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Michael?  Just how good was Durrell's Homeric Greek?
>>>
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