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Everyday remarks, dull repetitions, old news, and heavy jokes

Seoul, South Korea-Hyon Song-wol, head of a popular North Korean art troupe, gets off a bus. She crossed the border to check preparations for next month_s Winter Olympics-Photograph by

Seoul, South Korea, Hyon Song-wol, head of a popular North Korean art troupe, gets off a bus. She crossed the border to check preparations for next month’s Winter Olympics. Photograph by Kim Sun-ung.

 

«Es van  dir unes quantes coses intel·ligents i unes quantes coses francament poca-soltes, però, en general, la majoria no pertanyien ni a l’una ni a l’altra categoria: res pitjor que comentaris quotidians, repeticions avorrides, notícies ja sentides i bromes que feien poca gràcia.»

 

«A few clever things said, a few downright silly, but by much the larger proportion neither the one nor the other—nothing worse than everyday remarks, dull repetitions, old news, and heavy jokes.»

 

 

Jane Austen (1775-1817), Emma (1815). Traducció Alba Dedeu. Martorell: Adesiara, 2014, cap. 26, p. 267.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Perfect happiness

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Nu couché (1917-1918), by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920). This painting was (02.11.2015) sold to an unnamed Chinese buyer at Christie’s for $170.4 million, the second-highest price ever for a work of art at auction.

 

«La felicitat perfecta, fins i tot en la memòria, no és habitual.»

 

«Perfect happiness, even in memory, is not common.»

 

Jane Austen (1775-1817), Emma (1815). Traducció Alba Dedeu. Martorell: Adesiara, 2014, cap. 27, p. 281.