AVE OGDEN!: Nash in Latin by Ogden Nash

AVE OGDEN!: Nash in Latin

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In certain quirky circles, Winnie Ille Pu was a runaway success, especially among nostalgic former Latin students who went AWOL in the midst of the Gallic Wars and the dwindling but noble band continuing Latin studies. Here is another sine qua non-sense success. The late, and very much lamented Nash, whose entertainments cut deeper with the years, moves unscathed -- in fact accomplishes an extra scathing -- in the ancient language of the martial arts, thanks to the deadpan skill of translators Gleeson and Meyer. Whosoever quotes ""Candy/ Is dandy"" will not be able to resist ""Sacch'rum/Est gratum/ sed liquor/ Celerior."" In case you think it's all as easy as rolling off a loggia, consider the majestic overtones of ""Habebo rostrum anatis!"" (Well, I'll be a duck-billed platypus). Atta pueri! Worth parting with the pecuniae at Christmastime.

Pub Date: Nov. 16th, 1973
Publisher: Little, Brown