"Franturi din asta lume"

Posted by Claudia Moser on 9:30 AM
Jean Claude Carriere with "Details de ce monde" (Details of this world) was my guide through a sleepless night.

What does he write about? In the book above he is supposed to put down jokes, anecdotes, small funny dialogue, but in the end he turns to be so right and ironic you cannot imagine.

For example:

I avoid to look in the mirror, but the mirror insists.

Death can come at any point. We are supposed to think about this quite often. For example, when I start a new tooth paste tube I am wondering if I will be finishing it.

I'm your slave. You can make out of me everything I want.

This is my translation, from Romanian to English. I guess French is much better, maybe one day I will read the original.

All those memories that await ...



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