Mots D'Heures: Gousses Rames. Luis D'Antin Van Rooten

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2009 - Macaronic poetry - 48 pages
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A rollicking entertainment for word lovers.

MOTS D'HEURES: GOUSSES, RAMES The d'Antin Manuscript

Discovered, Edited, and Annotated by LUIS D'ANTIN VAN ROOTEN

Warning: this book is addictive! The rhymes of your childhood - and your children's childhood - sound even better (and much funnier) in the accents of Moli re and Sarkozy. Once you get the point of these delectable j'aime se from the works of Mere L'Oie, you will find yourself reading them aloud to anyone who will listen.If you've had two years of French or eaten escargots on the Rive Gauche only once, you're certain to fall prey to the charms of these homonymic approximations of forty familiar English nursery rhymes.

The following well-known saga of the world's most famous omelette is a typical example:

Un petit d'un petit

S' tonne aux Halles

Un petit d'un petit

Ah! d gres te fallent

Indolent qui ne sort cesse

Indolent qui ne se m ne

Qu'importe un petit d'un petit

Tout Gai de Reguennes

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User Review  - herschelian - LibraryThing

Given to me as a birthday present by my brother-in-law, who is a great devote of this book and it's companion volume:'N'Heures Souris Rames'. I must admit, when I first started reading it I thought he ... Read full review

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I think he made it all up. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Born in Mexico in 1906, Luis d'Antin van Rooten was raised in the United States, where he lived in New York City and Chatham, Massachussetts. Along with his obvious interest in the scholarship of language, Mr van Rooten pursued a distinguished career both in the theatre and the cinema. He appeared in many Broadway plays, and his film credits include Two Years Before the Mast; Night Has a Thousand Eyes and The Sea Chase. He also provided the voices for both the King and Grand Duke in Disney's Cinderella, so talked to himself throughout! He died in 1973.

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