Thursday, November 14, 2019

La paura del cielo (1994)

"The village has no name. There's a church, fenced in by the dead, a dozen or so houses, the barns and the Schübeli twins' broken-down cottage. If a traveller should pass by, and it's a rare occurrence, he stops to look at the graves. All stone but one, carved in wood that looks like leather. And how could the traveller know that behind curtained windows hard, sharp eyes are watching him?"
                                                                 -- Fleur Jaeggy, "The Twins"

La paura del cielo. In inglese: fear of the sky. Was it the translator (Tim Parks) who came up with the (English) title -- Last Vanities? Neither feel right to me.

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