Thursday, January 06, 2011

50 years ago: Winnie Ille Pu, bestseller.

Veni, Vidi, Vici: A look at the PW bestseller list of 50 years ago (1961) reveals Winnie Ille Pu, the Latin translation of Milne's Winnie the Pooh by Alexander Lenard, in spot no. 7. It's still in print today. Read this interesting New York Times piece on its unexpected success.


Mark Troy said...

I still have my copy. Fifty years ago I was a high school freshman taking my first Latin course and my sister gave the book to me for Christmas.
"Tum, tum, tum," dixit Pooh.

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

I think the silly old bear looks quite handsome in his toga. :-)