An Ermine in Czernopol by Daniel Kehlmann, Gregor von Rezzori

By Daniel Kehlmann, Gregor von Rezzori

An NYRB Classics Original

Set simply after global conflict I, An Ermine in Czernopol facilities at the tragicomic destiny of Tildy, an erstwhile officer within the military of the now-defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire, made up our minds to guard the advantage of his dishonest sister-in-law at any price. Rezzori surrounds Tildy with a bunch of amazing characters, enticing us in a kaleidoscopic event of a urban the place not anything is because it appears—a urban of discordant voices, of untamed ugliness and heartbreaking sadness, within which, despite the fact that, “laughter used to be in all places, a part of the air we breathed, a crackling stress within the surroundings, regularly able to erupt in showers of sparks or discharge itself in thunderous peals.”

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Traduction de Jacqueline Risset, revue et corrigée pour cette édition.

Edition bilingue.

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En fait, l'imagination créatrice de Dante est si puissante, et si précise, qu'elle semble décrire par avance, parfois, l'inimaginable horreur moderne. Le gigantesque entonnoir de l'Enfer, qui se creuse jusqu'au centre de los angeles terre, est dépeint comme le réceptacle de tout le mal de l'univers, comme une sorte de sac où viennent s'engouffrer tous les noyaux, tous les atomes de mal épars sur los angeles planète. Mais nous lisons aussi autre selected dans L'Enfer, plus que le catalogue effrayant des péchés et des châtiments possibles, plus que l'archétype du roman noir, il correspond pour nous au départ de l'exploration, à los angeles première étape du grand roman initiatique d'une autre civilisation qui est los angeles racine de l. a. nôtre.

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Jacqueline Risset est une poète française née en 1936 à Besançon. Elle est également critique littéraire, traductrice et universitaire, en particulier spécialiste de Dante et auteur d'une traduction de référence de l. a. Divine Comédie.

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Conflicto de fuerzas

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He was married, and therefore taboo, but he had come from Boston, he had lived among poets and socialists and Jews and millionaire uplifters at the University Settlement 1 in New York, and he had a beautiful white strong neck. He led a giggling class through the prisons, the charity bureaus, the employment agencies of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Trailing at the end of the line Carol was indignant at the prodding curiosity of the others, their manner of staring at the poor as at a Zoo. She felt herself a great liberator.

In England they were intimidated by the Bloomsbury set; but they made an impression, of a sort, on other literary celebrities there. The brilliant critic and novelist Rebecca West found that after a few hours in Lewis舗s company she 舠ceased to look upon him as a human being. I could think of him only as a great natural force, like the aurora borealis舡 (quoted in Lingeman, p. 229). The English writer Arnold Bennett, who liked Lewis in spite of his brash, manic demeanor, provides a memorable portrait: Lewis has a habit of breaking into a discussion with long pieces of imaginary conversation between imaginary or real people of the place and period of the discussion.

As she climbed along the banks of the dark river Carol listened to its fables about the wide land of yellow waters and bleached buffalo bones to the West; the Southern levees and singing darkies and palm trees toward which it was forever mysteriously gliding; and she heard again the startled bells and thick puffing of high-stacked steamers wrecked on sand-reefs sixty years ago. Along the decks she saw missionaries, gamblers in tall pot hats, and Dakota chiefs with scarlet blankets.... Far off whistles at night, round the river bend, plunking paddlers reechoed by the pines, and a glow on black sliding waters.

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