Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Carl Sesar's translations from Catullus
Readers of the most recent Amphora may be interested in a selection of Carl Sesar's translations from Catullus (including 65, one of my favourite pieces) in addition to the recording mentioned in that article. The poet's voice is rendered into a mode reminiscent of a blend of Woody Allen, Travis Bickle, and a young Jack Nicholson. Note 'Catullus' lady love Lesbia' and be warned that explicit turns of phrase are (appropriately) employed.