Eleanor Farjeon's poem 'Cats Sleep Anywhere'........ in Dutch?
August 23, 2007 8:24 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find Eleanor Farjeon's poem 'Cats Sleep Anywhere'........ in Dutch?

A bit of a longshot, but my google-fu is totally failing me. Does anyone have any idea where I might find a translation of Farjeon's poem into Dutch?
posted by pootler to Writing & Language (6 answers total)
 
If you know under what title it was published originally you can search for the same title translated. I only found one book by Farjeon on bol.com
this is a google search for results in dutch.
posted by jouke at 8:54 AM on August 23, 2007


The problem is, I don't know if it has been translated, or what it was translated as. I've googled kat/katten/slapen/slaapt + farjeon with no luck - just lots of antique book dealers, or links to the poem in English. :-/ Surely such a famous poem would have been translated, even if Dutch isn't the most widely spoken language in the world.
posted by pootler at 9:00 AM on August 23, 2007


even if Dutch isn't the most widely spoken language in the world.

I suspect that's the problem. Lots of famous material, especially poetry, doesn't get translated into Dutch; the Dutch read lots of things in English and are dropping more and more English words and terms into their daily speech and writing. Jouke's search repeated on Google Books turns up nothing.
posted by beagle at 9:22 AM on August 23, 2007


Poezen slapen overal
posted by cog_nate at 9:27 AM on August 23, 2007


To follow up on that -- admittedly, overly terse -- last post, I was unable to find any full-text online, but almost a dozen libraries have the Dutch translation you're after. Try getting it through interlibrary loan.
posted by cog_nate at 10:03 AM on August 23, 2007


Poezen! Of course! Duh.

Thanks for that cog_nate. I need the text in two days, so ordering the book will take too long. But the book you found looks so lovely that I will order it anyway - I think the birthday girl will like it. :-)
posted by pootler at 11:45 AM on August 23, 2007


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