Miscellaneous



1. Numbers




"T

hen I took the Morisco with me into the cloister of the cathedral, and begged him to render all the papers—all those that related to Don Quixote—into Castilian, adding and omitting nothing, and offered him whatever payment he pleased. He was satisfied with _________________________________, and promised to translate them properly and faithfully and most expediently."



PUBLISHED ANSWER:
  1. fifty pounds of raisins and three bushels of wheat.
  2. fifty pounds of raisins, and two bushels of wheat.
  3. two quarters of raisins and as many bushels of wheat.
  4. two arrobas of raisins and two bushels of wheat.
  5. two arrobas of raisins and two fanegas of wheat (two arrobas is approximately fifty pounds; two fanegas is a little more than three bushels).

UNPUBLISHED ANSWER:

      6. None of the above.

CLUES:

  • 1 gallon = 3.78 liters.
  • 1 fanega = 55.5 liters.

     







2. Essays



Can I Kill the Tyger?






3. Obscure, Previously Untranslated or
Hard to Find Yet Worthwhile
Perspectives on...


Socioliterature, Paraliterature and the Literary Disease





4. Individual Poems,
Fragments & Oddities
in Translation



José Ángel Valente - The Crime




Luis García Montero - Bitter Song



Carlos Edmundo de Ory - 55 Aerolites



Blas de Otero - Tale





Leopoldo Panero - Past the Shadow of A Day




José Ángel Valente - Of the Luminous Opacity of Signs