By Valeria Luiselli
A tender mom in Mexico urban, captive to a previous that either overwhelms and liberates her, and a home she can't abandon nor absolutely occupy, writes a unique of her days as a translator residing in ny. a tender translator, adrift in Harlem, is eager to translate and post the works of Gilberto Owen, an imprecise Mexican poet who lived in Harlem throughout the Twenties, and whose ghostly presence haunts her within the city’s subways. And Gilberto Owen, demise in Philadelphia within the Fifties, confident he's slowly disappearing, recollects his heyday a long time ahead of, his friendships with Nella Larsen, Louis Zukofsky, and Federico Garcia Lorca, and the younger lady in a purple coat he observed within the home windows of passing trains. because the voices of the narrators overlap and merge, they float into one unmarried circulate, an elegiac evocation of affection and loss.
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L. a. Fenêtre ouverte est une nouvelle de Georges Simenon, publiée en 1936. Elle fait partie de l. a. série des Maigret.
La nouvelle est écrite à Neuilly-sur-Seine en octobre 1936. Son édition pré-originale s'est faite dans l'hebdomadaire Paris-Soir-Dimanche les 7 et 14 novembre 1936. l. a. Fenêtre ouverte est le troisième volet d'une série de cinq nouvelles qui font l'objet d'un concours hebdomadaire. Chaque nouvelle s'étend sur deux numéros : dans le prime sont posés tous les éléments de l'énigme ; dans le moment, en quelques lignes, est donné son dénouement.
La nouvelle est reprise dans le recueil Les Nouvelles Enquêtes de Maigret en 1944 chez Gallimard.
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Annabelle appreciated the loyalty. ” The door opened and Heidi walked in. She saw them and waved. Heidi hurried over. “Shane said yes. He’s going to teach you to do the horse dance. Well, ride a horse. ” “Probably better to sneak up on him with that one,” Charlie said. ” Heidi grinned. “He’s a successful horse guy. He’s not going to be into the dancing thing. ” This was what she loved, Annabelle thought happily. Her friends and, for the most part, her life. She had a great job in a town she adored.
As she spoke, she shifted, holding out one gorgeous leg to show him the four-inch heel on her sandal. He supposed she’d done it to make a point about her height. All he could think was that she was small enough and light enough that supporting her weight would be easy. The image of them up against a wall, her legs around his waist as they… He closed his fists against the visual, reminded himself that his mother knew he was meeting with Annabelle and thought about horse racing stats. When that didn’t help, he worked a couple of fractions in his head.
He managed a smile. “I work with what I’ve got. ” “Hardly. Although I would have loved to be a ballerina. Anyway, I need to ride because I’m raising money for a bookmobile. We just finished up the new media center the first part of this year. ” He nodded. “I wish.