Fatti non foste a viver come bruti,
ma per seguir virtute e conoscenza

Ye were not form’d to live the life of brutes,
but virtue to pursue and knowledge high

Vi ne naskiĝis por vegeti brute,
sed por akiri virton, mondan scion

 

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Ulysses’ verses translated into Arabic by Hassan Osman
Hell, Canto XXVI, 90-142

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Ulysses’ verses translated into Hebrew by Immanuel Olsvanger
Hell, Canto XXVI, 90-142

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Ulysses’ verses translated into Persian by Farideh Mahdavi Damghani
Hell, Canto XXVI, 90-142


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Ulysses’ verses translated into Turkish by  Rekin Teksoy
Hell, Canto XXVI, 90-142

A fragment taken from the weekly column Satira preventiva (“Preventive satire”) by Michele Serra:  “Barik Baruk and the  conflict between Israel and Palestine” (L’Espresso, August 21 2014, p. 7)

An unusual scientific discovery casts new light on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.  DNA examination has verified that Sheikh Barik, the charismatic head of Hamas and the instigator of Israel’s destruction by means of a gigantic meat tenderizer which is to drop from the sky with Allah’s assistance, and Rabbi Baruk whose interpretation of the Pentateuch maintains that Israel’s borders reach from Stockholm to Calcutta, are one and the same person.  The academics had an inkling that each time Barik fired from Gaza, Baruk appeared in Jerusalem, and vice versa.  Now there are proofs that it is all about a well known psychopath, Barik Baruk, a stateless person who escaped from an Istanbul asylum for the criminally insane.  “It is not a case of a dual personality”, the psychiatrists explain, “because the personalities of Barik and Baruk are absolutely identical.  It is rather a case of a double personality: to be clear, Barik Baruk is a four square shit”.
(Translated by Diccon Masterman)

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