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Encyclopedia > Walter Starkie

Walter Starkie was an Irish scholar, author, and translator of Spanish literature. He won fame for his travels and was once profiled by Time Magazine as being a modern-day gypsy. His published a record of his experiences in the book Raggle-Taggle Gypsy. (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


Starkie was also once the director of Ireland's famous Abbey Theatre. But he is most famous to modern readers as a translator of Spanish literature. In addition to publishing a translation of plays from the Spanish Golden Age in the Modern Library volume Eight Spanish Plays of the Golden Age, he published his own translation of Cervantes's Don Quixote in 1957, and seven years later, published it again in abridged form. Written in contemporary English, it has seldom been out of print since its publication, and is considered highly accurate, but Starkie does occasionally put Irish slang into the mouths of its peasant characters, a trait he repeats in a translation of a brief one-acter by Lope de Rueda published in Eight Spanish Plays of the Golden Age. A poster for the opening run at the Abbey Theatre from 27 December, 1904 to 3 January, 1905. ... The Golden Age by Pietro da Cortona. ... The Modern Library, a current division of Random House publishers, was founded in 1917 by Albert Boni and Horace Liveright. ... Cervantes can refer to: Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote Francisco Cervantes de Salazar, 16th-century man of letters Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, a municipality in the Philippines Cervantes, a town in Western Australia Cervantes de Leon, a character in the Soul Calibur series of fighting games This is a... This page is about the fictional character and novel. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lope de Rueda (1510? - 1565) was a Spanish dramatist and author, quite possibly the best of his era. ...


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The Modern Word - "Don Quixote" Review (3517 words)
Walter Starkie, whose version represents a severe editing in that it omits all of the many digressions, translates the opening in this way:
Starkie’s puce is original to him and Grossman turns slippers into hose.
Both Starkie and Motteux waffle over the pigeon, but Grossman settles forthrightly for squab, carrying the meaning forward effortlessly with definite advantage.
Walter Starkie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (207 words)
Walter Fitzwilliam Starkie (1894-1976) was an Irish scholar, author, and translator of Spanish literature.
Starkie was also the director of Ireland's famous Abbey Theatre for seventeen years.
Written in contemporary English, it has seldom been out of print since its publication, and is considered highly accurate, but Starkie does occasionally put Irish slang and phrase construction (e.g.
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