Historias que quedan



Historias que quedan en la memoria son estas tres lecturas que leímos hace un tiempo. A Good Man Is Hard to Find, de Flannery O´Connor, es una de ellas. Dubliners: A painful case, de James Joyce, la otra. Eve´s diary, de Mark Twain, la ultima. A Good Man Is Hard to Find está llena de datos que nos interesan: Federal Pen, east Tennessee, speed limit: 55 miles an hour. ¿Recomendable? Por supuesto, más que recomendable. Dubliners: A painful case: la señora Sinico, el señor Duffy, Dublín, Parkgate, suicidio. También recomendable. Eve´s diary: Eva, biblia, paraíso, mujer, hombre, pecado, humor. Un relato más que entretenido, con la chispa de Mark Twain.

The grandmother didn't want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey's mind. Bailey was the son she lived with, her only boy. He was sitting on the edge of his chair at the table, bent over the orange sports section of the Journal. "Now look here, Bailey," she said, "see here, read this," and she stood with one hand on her thin hip… (relato de Flannery O´Connor)


Sometimes in return for his theories she gave out some fact of her own life. With almost maternal solicitude she urged him to let his nature open to the full: she became his confessor. He told her that for some time he had assisted at the meetings of an Irish Socialist Party where he had felt himself a unique figure amidst a score of sober workmen in a garret lit by an inefficient… (relato de James Joyce)

SATURDAY.--I am almost a whole day old, now.  I arrived yesterday. That is as it seems to me.  And it must be so, for if there was a day-before-yesterday I was not there when it happened, or I should remember it.  It could be, of course, that it did happen, and that I was not noticing. Very well; I will be very watchful now, and if any day-before-yesterdays happen I will make a note of it. It will be best to start right and not let the record get confused, for some instinct tells me that these details are going to be important to the historian someday… (relato de Mark Twain)
Mark Twain, Vanity Fair, 1908
Mark Twain, Vanity Fair, 1908

En estos artículos se aclara el significado de:
The buff Mail
Reefer overcoat

Y se lee un interesante párrafo del New York Times, 1906
Worcester, Mass. Eve´s Diary, de Mark Twain, una copia de cien…

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