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Unread 06-28-2020, 07:52 AM
Aaron Poochigian Aaron Poochigian is offline
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Default My Aristophanes Up at Amazon

My thanks to all of you who helped me with this project on the translation board:

https://www.amazon.com/Aristophanes-.../dp/1631496506

UK Laureate Simon Armitage calls my translations “effortlessly readable and genuinely theatrical”.
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Unread 06-28-2020, 12:28 PM
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Congratulations, Aaron!

From the description:

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His plays revealed to his contemporaries, and now teach us today, that when those in power act obscenely, patriotic obscenity is a fitting response.
Well, sometimes! Often, even. I'm still clinging to a few exceptions. But on the whole, yes, I can endorse that statement.
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Mr A; Aristophanes is one of my favoritest Geeks, precisely because his sublime truths shed so much grace on modern follies - aargg!! (I don’t think he necessarily led to Socrates’ death). So many translations of him are on my shelves. I will likely get yours (if my ladywife lets me buy another!). Perhaps you might purchase a copy of my own up and coming book of stuff — when it materializes, I hope fairly soon!!— I’m trying to trap a publisher.

[Oh, and everyone, don’t forget to purcha$e (~20 USD) Michael Cantor’s Furusato. There’s a thread announcing it: do a search! I returned from Japan last year. He liked Japan, so did I.]

Back to Poochigian. I will somehow sneak a copy in and read those wonderful delightful plays again. Go Aristophanes! Go the Pooch. Steady on.
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Aaron, my shelf space is so tight that I want it in paperback. Also paperbacks bend a little when they need to. Can you give any hope about when the paperback edition (I assume there will be one) can be gotten?
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Thank you, Allen, for your interest. There will indeed be a paperback, and I think it won't come out until early 2022.
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I relish the thought of seeing you fence with the other translators I have. Truly.
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