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Archive for April, 2009

Julio Baghy Posted by on Apr 30, 2009

Let’s talk about another famous Esperanto author today. This time, the subject is Julio Baghy, a Hungarian professional actor from the early 20th century. He was one of the first writers in the Esperanto movement, since he came along early into Esperanto’s life. He wrote a great deal of Esperanto literature, but Baghy is more…

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Antoni Grabowski Posted by on Apr 30, 2009

Antoni Grabowski was not necessarily an Esperanto author, since he did not write any major literaty works of his own. However, as a contemporary of L.L. Zamenhof, Grabowski did more than his part to help spread awareness and interest in Esperanto. As one of the first translators of the language, Grabowski brought forth phenomenal translations…

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Claude Piron Posted by on Apr 30, 2009

Some time ago, I mentioned the French author Claude Piron in a post. Continuing in this week’s trend of examining notable Esperanto authors, I think it’s time we paid him his due! Piron was born to be a universal author, as he worked as a translator for the United Nations. He spoke five different languages…

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William Auld Posted by on Apr 30, 2009

Scottish-born William Auld ranks among the best Esperanto authors of recent times – if not of all time! His long literary career included the editorship of several Esperanto magazines, and for a few years in the late 70s he was the Vice President of the World Esperanto Association. He compiled anthologies, wrote many poetry books…

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Harold Brown, “La Pesto” Posted by on Apr 30, 2009

Playwright (verkisto) Harold Brown was one of the leading figures in Esperanto drama. When he died of a stroke in 2004, Brown had completed a surprising number of Esperanto books, plays, and articles. Though I can’t confess to have read half of his works, I am quite familiar with the play for which he is…

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Asterix in Esperanto? Posted by on Apr 30, 2009

If you’ve never visited Europe, you may not have heard of the comic hero Asterix. The series takes place in a village in Gaul (the region that is now France) during the time of the Roman Empire. Asterix and company battle the invading forces of Caesar by means of all sorts of bizarre potions, magics…

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Jokes in Esperanto, Part II Posted by on Apr 30, 2009

VIR-UNU: Kiom da tempo vi estis lernanto Esperanton? VIR-DU: Nu, mi estis lernanto pri kvar monatoj. VIR-UNU: Vere! Kiom librojn de poezio vi skribis? Roughly translated… MAN ONE: How long have you been learning Esperanto? MAN TWO: Well, I’ve been learning for four months. MAN ONE: Really! How many books of poetry have you written?…

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