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Pedro Salinas - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
August 20th, 2002
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Pedro Salinas
Salinas! Salinas! My kingdom for a book of Salinas's poems in English translation!

I'll throw in my brother's kingdom too for a bilingual edition!

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From:yoavb
Date:August 20th, 2002 02:34 am (UTC)

the nerve you have..

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get your ugly claws off my Kingdome!

Joy.
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From:ijon
Date:August 20th, 2002 05:33 am (UTC)

Re: the nerve you have..

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Um, you weren't supposed to see that. Um.

Okay, okay, I'll offer both of my kingdoms, on earth and in heaven, for the bilingual edition. Gimme!
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From:veryty
Date:August 20th, 2002 08:57 pm (UTC)

Let's see just how serious you are (no realm required)

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I just might be in a position to make good on this particular request, but as I'm presently rather limited in computer access thus not up for much e-searching, I'll ask you to fill in more details -- the more, the better. Having been previously entirely unaware of the existence of poet Pedro Salinas, whether in the original (Spanish? which??) or in xlation (by whom, if you have a preference?), I'll return la pelota to your court.

Note: this offer good only for the next 7 days, and the sooner the better; we board our return flight (LAX-TLV) on August 28, midday PDT.

courteously,
Deborah de Los Angeles.
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From:ijon
Date:August 21st, 2002 04:59 am (UTC)

Re: Let's see just how serious you are (no realm required)

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Hey, Deb! Good to hear from you.

It'd be wondrous if you can get your paws on a Salinas book for me. Here are titles I've been able to discover on the net, all hopelessly out of print:

- My Voice Because Of You / Pedro Salinas (tr. William Barnstone)
- Prelude to Pleasure: A Bilingual edition of Vâispera del gozo / Pedro Salinas (tr. Noel Valid)
- To Live in Pronouns / Pedro Salinas (tr. Edith Helman & Norma Farber)
- Truth of Two / Pedro Salinas
- Certain Chance / Pedro Salinas (tr. David Lee Garrison)
- ZERO / Pedro Salinas (not sure that this one's in English)

Any (and as many) of these you can grab for me would be very welcome. I'll reimburse you, of course. Thanks!
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