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by NogaNote
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shambles
Replies: 15
Views: 4243

shambles

A nine-word poem does not, in my opinion, qualify to be called 'genius', especially when it is as obscurely expressed as this one is. Really? What about this poem by Ezra Pound: IN A STATION OF THE METRO The apparition of these faces in the crowd: Petals on a wet, black bough. ?? I thought the pair...
by NogaNote
Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shambles
Replies: 15
Views: 4243

shambles

This is the entire poem, 9 words. Which in my opinion is what makes for its genius. In poetry, as in translation, frugality with words is a definite asset. I'll have more to say on this (thereby defraying my own stated principle in favour of wordy economy) later. A-propo , Eric's "As with governing,...
by NogaNote
Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shambles
Replies: 15
Views: 4243

shambles

The poem is from Normand de Bellefeuille's "Categoriques 1 2 3" and is translated by Doug Jones. “Le père. Le prédicat. La famille. Parfois, la viande." Translation: "The father. The predicate. The family. Sometimes, the shambles." When I first encountered the translation, I was quite perplexed. Why...
by NogaNote
Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gelid immolation
Replies: 54
Views: 10098

gelid immolation

Gelid: I remember this word well. In one of the translation workshops I attended, we were given this passage to translate: "MR LEOPOLD BLOOM ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fr...