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Author LinkHofstadter, Douglas R.,1945-
Title LinkLe ton beau de Marot : in praise of the music of language / Douglas R. Hofstadter.
Imprint New York : Basic Books, c1997.
Description xxiv, 632 p. :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Language eng fre
Gen. Note Includes the text of Clément Marot’s A une damoyselle malade with numerous English translations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-606) and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction: In Joy and in Sorrow -- A une Damoyselle malade / Clement Marot -- To a Sick Damsel / D. Hofstadter -- My Sweet Maid / D. Hofstadter -- My Sweet/Cute [One] (Feminine) / D. Hofstadter -- My Small Princess; Touchstones / D. Hofstadter -- My Sweet Dear / D. Hofstadter -- Cutie Pie / D. Hofstadter -- Fairest Friend / Robert French -- Fairest Friend (II) / Robert French -- To My Sweet / Melanie Mitchell -- My Dear Sue / Melanie Mitchell -- On Ye, Childe; On Ye, Child / D. Hofstadter -- O My Sweet / D. Hofstadter and William Cavnar -- Honey Bun / David Moser -- Lover Mine / David Moser -- Sugar Lump; Sugar Lump Flip Flop / David Moser and D. Hofstadter -- Dearest Dear / David Moser -- Sweet Sue / David Moser -- Sweetmeat Sue / David Moser and D. Hofstadter -- Meat-sweet Sue / David Moser and D. Hofstadter -- Sweet Sue (II) / David Moser -- Love / Robert French -- My Minion / Melanie Mitchell -- Dear, Your Bard; Your Old Bard / O. B. Hardison and D. Hofstadter -- 
Contents: Hey, Chick / Hugh Kenner -- Good Morning, Little Hon’ / Michael Kandel -- Hi Toots! / Nancy Hofstadter -- Mots-cles marrants / Clement Marot -- Fun Key-words / D. Hofstadter -- Funky Words / D. Hofstadter -- Funky Mots / Clement Marot and D. Hofstadter -- Charms of Forms / D. Hofstadter -- You My Sweet / D. Hofstadter -- Pet of Mine / D. Hofstadter -- Kiddo, Hi! / D. Hofstadter -- Hurry, Love / D. Hofstadter -- Pretty Dear / D. Hofstadter -- Pretty One / D. Hofstadter -- My Petite / D. Hofstadter -- My Pet, Eat / D. Hofstadter -- Pal Petite / D. Hofstadter -- Little Gem / D. Hofstadter -- Lintle Gem; Gintle Gem / D. Hofstadter -- Gentle Gem / D. Hofstadter -- Goldilocks / D. Hofstadter -- Turtle Dove / D. Hofstadter -- My Wee One / D. Hofstadter -- Babe o’Mine; Darlin’ Mine / D. Hofstadter -- Hey, Hot Lips! / D. Hofstadter -- To a Damsel in Bed / D. Hofstadter -- To the End / D. Hofstadter -- Mia Adorata; My Dear Adored; My Cherie / Benedetto Scimemi and D. Hofstadter -- 
Contents: Bambina Mia; My Sweet Bambino / Benedetto Scimemi and D. Hosftadter -- Mia Coco; O Pumpkin Mine / Alex Passi and D. Hofstadter -- Kleines Mein; Fraulein Mine / Frank Rohde and D. Hofstadter -- Angel Moi; My Angel; Angel Mine / Ariadna Solovyova and D. Hofstadter -- Salut, Ma Vieille; Old Gal, God Bless / Francois Recanati and D. Hofstadter -- Mignonnette; Mignonnette / D. Hofstadter and D. Hofstadter -- Mademoiselle / Antony Galton -- My Mignonne / D. Hofstadter -- My Honey / John Saxon and D. Hofstadter -- O Sweeting Mine / Anthony Guneratne -- Yo There Dog! / Marek Lugowski -- Gentle Cow / Susan Wunder -- 3-6-1-2 / William Marotti -- So Long, Dad / Ian Gray -- My Nice / Systran -- My Cute / Globalink Translation System -- My Flapper / Candide -- My Treasure / Zhang Jiaying -- Sino Room / C. Marot, J. Searle, R. French and D. Hofstadter -- Mom in Yon / D. Hofstadter -- Carol Dear / D. Hofstadter -- Chickadee / Carol Hofstadter -- Conclusion: Le Tombeau de ma rose.
Summary Not merely a set of translations of one poem, Le Ton beau de Marot is an autobiographical essay, a love letter to the French language, a series of musings on life, loss, and death, a sweet bouquet of stirring poetry - but most of all, it celebrates the limitless creativity fired by a passion for the music of words. Dozens of literary themes and creations are woven into the picture, including Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, Dante’s Inferno, Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye,Villon’s ballades, Nobokov’s essays, Georges Perec’s La disparition, Vikram Seth’s Golden Gate. Horace’s odes, and more. Rife with stunning form-content interplay, crammed with creative linguistic experiments yet always crystal-clear, this book is meant not only for lovers of literature, but also for people who wish to be brought into contact with current ideas about how creativity works, and who wish to see how today’s computational models of language and thought stack up next to the human mind.
Subject LinkTranslating and interpreting.
Add.Author LinkMarot, Clément, 1496-1544. A une damoyselle malade. English & French.

System Number 000305168
ISBN Link0465086438
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