[CHANGED] voltaire name in catalog

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Post by hugh » September 14th, 2008, 7:33 am

how would you like it listed?

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Post by CarlManchester » September 14th, 2008, 2:38 pm

I'd vote for just plain old "Voltaire".

You could have maybe "Voltaire (Arouet, François Marie)".

The way we have it at the moment
Voltaire, François Marie Arouet, dit
is as if Voltaire it the surname (which it isn't) and François, Marie and Arouet are the three given names to go with it (which they aren't). The name is either Voltaire or François Marie Arouet. But we seem to have a weird amalgam of the two.

Then we have the word "dit", which just seems inappropriate, since the rest of the catalogue isn't written in French. I think the way it's used is gramatically wrong anyway - if it's going to be used at all it would be "Arouet, François Marie, dit Voltaire".

But why not just "Voltaire". It's a pen-name.

Seems to me a good comparitor would be George Elliot. Her real name is Mary Ann Evans. But we don't have an entry in the cataolgue for "Elliot, Mary Ann Evans George" (because it would be wrong).

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Post by PaulW » September 14th, 2008, 3:27 pm

How about "Voltaire (Arouet, François Marie)"?

The English language Wikipedia entry says that Voltaire was a pen name that he took for daily use, as well.
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Post by enko » September 14th, 2008, 7:21 pm

Why so many posts about a name?

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Post by Cori » September 15th, 2008, 1:33 am

We're all librarians at heart, enko. :lol:

(I like the brackets. Is like Nesbit, E. (Edith) ... sure Edith was her name, but it's not what she published under, so ... )
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Post by ezwa » September 15th, 2008, 1:44 am

I'd go for "Voltaire (Arouet, François Marie)", but really don't mind "Voltaire".

Same with "Molière (Poquelin, Jean-Baptiste)" or "Molière", which is what's in the catalogue.
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Post by Gesine » September 23rd, 2008, 5:04 pm

Stickying first post as this appears unresolved.
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Post by CarlManchester » September 25th, 2008, 8:42 am

Looks like "Voltaire (Arouet, François Marie)" is most popular from the straw poll above, such as it is. I'm not able to implement it though. Unless there are any objections, would someone like to volunteer?

EDIT: Although maybe Ezwa's point about Moliere is relevant - is being consistent the most important thing? In which case, we should go for "Voltaire".
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Post by CarlManchester » November 6th, 2008, 2:50 pm

Okay, I've gone ahead and changed it. I'll leave this sticky for a short while in case there are any further objections or comments.

Cheers,
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PS I don't know what exactly I was thinking of when I claimed above not to be able to do it...
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