Capti

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AuthorHouse, 2011 - Fiction - 642 pages
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REVISED EDITION - In Capti, Stephen Berard weaves a multicultural, particolored, sometimes surreal and often hilarious tapestry of satire, magic realism, myth, science, and poetry that causes the reader to pinch himself, asking if he can actually be reading something like this in Latin. The central character is a highly functional autistic Seattle ballet dancer, Woody Fava, who speaks in verse and who uses chromoptic therapy in the form of colored eyeglasses to help himself make sense of his world. In search of the Goddess, whom he is sure has recently moved into a condo somewhere in Seattle, Woody quits his ballet job, quickly impoverishes himself, and has a series of disturbing misadventures, until finally disappearing only to reemerge in Los Angeles at the center of a bizarre murder mystery. But this is only part of the story since Woody s life is reflected and refracted into a thousand other tales yes, hints of Scheherazade! lived out in other times and other contexts.
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In pictura textili sua, fabula hac Capti titulo inscripta, Stephanus Berard multas gentes, multicolores imagines, saturam nunc festivam nunc suprarealem, realismum magicum, mythos, philosophiam naturalem, poesiam ita affabre contexit ut lector, quasi in somno versans se vellicare velit, num talia re vera Latine legat se rogans. Persona principalis est ballator nomine Vudius Fava, quamvis autisticus nihilominus vitae sat bene agendae capax, qui nihil nisi versus poeticos effatur necnon ocularibus coloratis chromopticae therapiae causa utitur quo melius mundum suum mente comprehendere valeat. Deam quaerens, quam alicubi Seattli diaetam nuper occupasse pro comperto habet, munus ballematicum relinquit seque ipsum in paupertatem redigit. Post ambages iniucundas aliquot Vudius tandem e conspectu abit donec Angelopoli aliquando iterum dispicitur, medio scilicet in dramate insolitissimo de caedibus vigilibusque. Haec autem fabulae tantum parva pars; nam Vudii vita non sine Scheherazadae afflatu in sescentas alias aliis temporibus diversisque sub condicionibus actas identidem repercutitur refrangiturque. "

 

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Contents

Ad Lectörem
1
Rëgna Magica Pars Prîrna
3
Terra Lígnea
17
Rëgna Magica Pars Altera
27
Vlträ Lücum
47
Iungala Attalica
67
Fäbellae Bíporcînae Pars Prîrna five Quale Callëbat Valtharus
93
5а1шз Alius
113
Apocolocyntösisz Pars Prima
285
Vrdär
327
Apocolocyntösisz Pars Altera
359
Pars Prïma ш Necropölïum
393
Pars Altera Мне Sekhmet
431
Pars Tertia rive Früstula Pänis
457
Avis Ignea
485
Vegetï Mortuîque
545

fl Mind I5 а Тетде Tying fo Laxe
129
Vëlum Inleväbíler Pars Prîma
159
Pars Altera
201
Xfcna Акта
233
Hortî Ínfernälës
243
Fäbellae Biporcïnae Pars Altera rive Quae GZ117 Scîre Nequîbat
275
Epilogus IIesternus
563
Epilogus IIodíernus
569
Epilogus Arcänus
573
Epilogus Perpetuus
575
Index Vocäbulörum Dífñcíliörum ас Recentíörum
587
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About the author (2011)

Stephen A. Berard, PhD, was born in Boston, grew up in the Los Angeles area, and now lives in Washington state, where he teaches German, Latin, and Spanish at Wenatchee Valley College. In 1998, he was converted to the active use and teaching of Latin or to what was then called Living Latin. Since 2000, except for book reviews, Stephanus has been publishing only in Latin. Among his Latin works are Capti, a modern Latin novel, and a monograph titled De Theoria Casuum Generativa deque Methodo Philologica ( Generative Case Theory and Philological Method ) and De Philosophia Quantali Deque Institutione Publica ( Quantum Physics and Public Education ), both published by the Melissa Foundation of Brussels. Stephen enjoys languages, poetry, literary fantasy, science fiction, ballet, classical music, classic film, mountain hiking, quantum physics, and Buddhism. Note: Stephanus is the Latin name for Stephen in the nominative/subject case. Stephani is the genitive/possessive case and means of or by Stephen; (i.e., the novel Capti is by Stephen Berard). -------------------------- Latine: Stephanus A. Berard, Ph.D., natus est Bostoniae, Angelopoli adolevit, nunc in civitate Vasintoniensi habitat ubi professoris cathedram occupans linguas Hispanicam Latinam Theodiscam docet. Anno MIIM ad linguae Latinae usum vivum est conversus; inde ab anno MM, praeter librorum recensiones, nihil iam nisi Latino sermone exaratum divulgat. Inter scripta Latina eius est monographia una, De Theoria Casuum Generativa deque Methodo Philologica, necnon et liber cui est titulus De Philosophia Quantali Deque Institutione Publica, quorum operum ambo edidit Fundatio Melissa Bruxellensis. Stephanus fruitur linguis, poesia, scriptis phantasticis litteratis, scientia ficticia, arte ballematica, modis musicis classicis, pelliculis vestustis, montium perlustrationibus, scientia physica quantali, Buddhismo. -------------------------- For more information, see www.boreoccidentales.com

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