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Subject: Re: [OM] HTML-ized FAQ now up
From: Winsor Crosby <wincros@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 17:08:31 -0700
>>Hi Lee, and all...
>>Very Nice new version of "your FAQ" very easy and fast to consult.
>>All the "hot discussions" of last week and probably the quotation of
>>Christopher Biggs about the
>>>Fremen dew globe< (hope I didn't need it in Death Valley !) have reminds me
>>one of my favorite Frank Herbert thought.
>>As I'm one of "those clever people who are using English as a 2nd language"
>>(Chris Barker quotation ), or American for the matter and as it's today the
>>14th of July for the "revolutionary" Gary Schloss I'll quote it in French
>>(as a Belgian I cannot be suspected of "chauvinisme"). It's in the first
>>book of Dune, just after Duke Leto's death an excerpt of "Les Dits de
>>Muad'Dib" by Princess Irulan:
>>"Il devrait exister une science de la conrariété. Les gens ont besoin
>>d'épreuves difficiles et d'oppression pour développer leurs muscles
>>I hope somebody could quote it in the original version for all the
>>subtleties of language.
>>Probably OM is our "spice"..!
>"There should be a science of discontent. People need hard times and
>oppression to develop psychic muscles."  -- from 'Collected Sayings of
>Muad'Dib' by the Princess Irulan
>Winsor Crosby


Now that I look at this quote from Dune again, I must say that the
assumption that it must be better in English is totally fallacious. No
subtlety at all. But then, I have always thought that the French translator
of Edgar Allen Poe must have been a genius.


Winsor Crosby
Long Beach, California

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