Re: Glossing for "An die Freude"
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 6:48|
> I was thinking it'd be neat to work on a translation of Purcell's _The Indian
> Queen_, [...]
> You even get the patronizing racism there too! Wow, it has just everything.
Hey! I just realized that I don't have to dig deep into books about the
Old Regime to find a suitable model for Phalera. I can just go to
President Niyazov called himself the leader of the Turkmens after the collapse
of the Communist Party in the Soviet era.
Today he reigns over five million people and a gas-rich desert of 500,000
square kilometers (200,000 square miles).
His rotating statue, entirely gold-plated and 15 meters (50 feet) high, arms
outstretched, overlooks the Turkmenian plain in a country that is totally
devoted to his personality cult.
It rises with the sun and rotates to all points of the sun-dial until twilight.
In the capital Ashgabat, the only statues allowed apart from his own are those
of Mustafa Kemal, founder of modern Turkey who called himself Ataturk, or
father of the Turks. ((c) 2000 Agence France Presse)
Tom Wier | "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero."