Question re Du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson
sbiederm at nova.umuc.edu
Sat Jan 27 16:24:11 EST 2007
Taylor may have translated Peter Ibbetson, but not for the Modern Library
series. The book was adapted as a opera (very succesfully) and Deems
Taylor was one of the authors of the libretto as well as the composer.
The libretto was written in French and English to remain true to the
spirit of the book, which contains numerous French phrases and several
poems. Du Maurier was bilingual.
On Sat, 27 Jan 2007, J B Krygier wrote:
> On Jan 27, 2007, at 3:48 PM, Scot Kamins wrote:
> > In the Guide Du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson (207.1) has in the
> > Comments column an indication that the introduction was written by
> > (Deems) Taylor, who was also the translator.
> My copy (242 titles on DJ) indicates Taylor as the author of the intro,
> and no mention of translator.
> John K.
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