2014年12月27日 星期六

carnal, carnality, The Wizard of Oz/ flavor, abjuration, Decameron

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約在17:45處,女廚建議某天--無肉天、周三、五--該吃漁,因為拉丁文肉carnālis和色欲carnality等是雙關。

張華:這種牽涉文化典故的東西,雙關語兩頭(指carnāliscarnality)都釘死了,完全沒有迴轉的餘地。廣東話「肉」和「慾」恰好同音,好像可以佔些便宜,其實還有困難,因為魚肉也是肉的一種。國語連這種優勢都佔不到,所以只能乖乖解釋了。

Changing course often meant repudiating his own work. Pasolini first classified his bawdy medieval adaptations — “The Decameron” (1971), “The Canterbury Tales” (1972) and “Arabian Nights” (1974), collectively called the “Trilogy of Life” and just released in a boxed set by Criterion — as apolitical works, then proclaimed them radical celebrations of carnal pleasure. But when their popularity spawned numerous soft-core imitations, he revised his opinion again and published an “abjuration” of the trilogy.


carnal
car¦nal
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːn(ə)l 
  
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Definition of carnal in English:

ADJECTIVE

Relating to physical, especially sexual, needs andactivities:carnal desire

Origin

late Middle English: from Christian Latin carnalis, fromcarocarn- 'flesh'.

abjuration

音節ab・ju・ra・tion 発音記号/`æbdʒʊréɪʃən/
【名詞】【不可算名詞】 [具体的には 【可算名詞】]

News Corp. Spinoff Has Oz Flavor
When News Corp. splits in two next year, the publishing company to emerge will have deep roots in Australia, with not only newspaper assets there but interests in Australian and New Zealand television.
According to 'The Wizard of Oz' creator Lyman Frank Baum [May 15, 1856-May 6, 1919], he thought of the name 'O.Z.' when he looked at his filing cabinet drawers marked 'A-G', 'H-N', and 'O-Z'.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Wizard title page.jpg
Original title page.
Author(s) L. Frank Baum
Illustrator W. W. Denslow
Country United States
Language English
Series The Oz Books
Genre(s) Fantasy Children's novel
Publisher George M. Hill Company
Publication date 17 May 1900
Media type Print (hardback & paperback), Audiobook
Pages 259 p., 21 leaves of plates (first edition hardcover)
ISBN N/A
OCLC Number 9506808
Followed by The Marvelous Land of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of both the 1902 stage play and the well-known adaptation 1939 film version, starring Judy Garland. The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a tornado. Thanks in part to the 1939 MGM movie, it is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. Its initial success, and the success of the popular 1902 Broadway musical which Baum adapted from his original story, led to Baum's writing thirteen more Oz books. The original book has been in the public domain in the US since 1956.
Baum dedicated the book "to my good friend & comrade, My Wife", Maud Gage Baum. In January 1901, George M. Hill Company, the publisher, completed printing the first edition, which probably totaled around 35,000 copies. Records indicate that 21,000 copies were sold through 1900.[citation needed] Historians, economists and literary scholars have examined and developed possible political interpretations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; however, the majority of the reading public simply takes the story at face value.

1900 first edition cover, George M. Hill, Chicago, New York.

Back cover.

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