Long Live Latin: The Pleasures Of A Useless Language

deNicola GardiniTraduit parTodd Portnowitz

12 novembre 2019|
Long Live Latin: The Pleasures Of A Useless Language de Nicola Gardini
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A lively exploration of the joys of a not-so-dead language

From the acclaimed novelist and Oxford professor Nicola Gardini, a personal and passionate look at the Latin language: its history, its authors, its essential role in education, and its enduring impact on modern life-whether we call it "dead" or not.

What use is Latin? It''s a question we''re often asked by those who see the language of Cicero as no more than a cumbersome heap of ruins, something to remove from the curriculum. In this sustained meditation, Gardini gives us his sincere and brilliant reply: Latin is, quite simply, the means of expression that made us-and continues to make us-who we are. In Latin, the rigorous and inventive thinker Lucretius examined the nature of our world; the poet Propertius told of love and emotion in a dizzying variety of registers; Caesar affirmed man''s capacity to shape reality through reason; Virgil composed the Aeneid, without which we''d see all of Western history in a different light.

In Long Live Latin, Gardini shares his deep love for the language-enriched by his tireless intellectual curiosity-and warmly encourages us to engage with a civilization that has never ceased to exist, because it''s here with us now, whether we know it or not. Thanks to his careful guidance, even without a single lick of Latin grammar readers can discover how this language is still capable of restoring our sense of identity, with a power that only useless things can miraculously express.

Nicola Gardini is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford. A novelist, poet, critic, translator, and painter, he is the author of numerous books. One of his recent novels, Lost Words, was awarded the Viareggio-Rèpaci Prize and the Zerilli-Marimò / City of Rome Prize for Italian Fiction. Long Live Lat...
Titre :Long Live Latin: The Pleasures Of A Useless Language
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :256 pages, 8.23 X 5.66 X 0.96 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :256 pages, 8.23 X 5.66 X 0.96 po
Publié le :12 novembre 2019
Publié par :Farrar, Straus And Giroux
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780374284527

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