Books: Ecce Milnennium

WINNIE ILLE Pu (121 pp.)—A Latin Rendition of Winnie-the-Pooh—A. A. Milne, translated by Alexander Lenard —Dutton ($3).

Latin scholars, whenever they peek out from behind their soup-stained neckties and that untidy mess of irregular verbs, seem to be nice old dears. Take Alexander Lenard, M.D., a 50-year-old Hungarian linguist who for the last eight years has been teaching and farming in a small town near Sāo Paulo, Brazil. When he first read A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, he apparently thought of all those poor little children in ancient Rome who would never be able to...

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