Anotació

I am a nobody

Singapore: A worker is dwarfed by vessels berthed at a pier

Singapore. A worker is dwarfed by vessels berthed at a pier in Keppel shipyard. Photograph by Tim Chong.

 

«I això era tot el que desitjava que el món sabés d’ell. “Sóc un no ningú”, va escriure cap al final de segle, quan la fama ja l’havia començat a assetjar. “Tracteu-me com si fos un mite solar, o un eco, o una quantitat irracional, o ignoreu-me completament”.»

 

«And that was about all that he really wished the world to know about himself. “I am a nobody,” he would write toward the end of the century, when fame had begun to creep up on him. “Treat me as a solar myth, or an echo, or an irrational quantity, or ignore me altogether.”»

Simon Winchester, El professor i el boig [The Professor and the Madman, 1998]. Traducció d’Ernest Riera. Barcelona: Ed. 62, 1999, p. 45.

 

 

 

 

 

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