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トルーマン・カポーティ,『クリスマスの思い出』

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『遠い声 遠い部屋』(Other Voices,Other Rooms) ,『ティファニーで朝食を』(Breakfast at Tiffany)のトルーマン・カポーティ(Truman Capote)氏は,『クリスマスの思い出』(A Christmas Memory)を書いています.

Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter morning more than twenty years ago. Consider the kitchen of a spreading old house in a country town. A great black stove is its main feature; but there is also a big round table and a fireplace with two rocking chairs placed in front of it. Just today the fireplace commenced its seasonal roar.
A woman with shorn white hair is standing at the kitchen window. She is wearing tennis shoes and a shapeless gray sweater over a summery calico dress. She is small and sprightly, like a bantam hen; but, due to a long youthful illness, her shoulders are pitifully hunched. Her face is remarkable - not unlike Lincoln’s, craggy like that, and tinted by sun and wind; but it is delicate too, finely boned, and her eyes are sherry-colored and timid. “Oh my,” she exclaims, her breath smoking the windowpane, “it’s fruitcake weather!”


フルーツケーキ日和!
7歳の少年と従姉の60歳代のスックと犬のクイーニーが一緒だった最後のクリスマスが純粋で切ないです.
日本語版は,村上春樹さんの翻訳,山本容子さんの銅版画で文藝春秋社から出版されています.絶対お奨めの1冊です.

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