By Stig Dagerman
Author note: Benjamin Mier-Cruz (Translation)
After the overseas luck of his choice of global struggle II newspaper articles, German Autumn—a ebook that solidified his prestige because the so much promising and interesting author in Sweden—Stig Dagerman used to be despatched to France with an task to supply extra during this journalistic variety. yet he couldn't write the much-awaited follow-up. as an alternative, he holed up in a small French village and in the summertime of 1948 created what will be his so much own, poignant, and stunning novel: A Burnt Child.
Set in a working-class local in Stockholm, the tale revolves round a tender guy named Bengt who falls into deep, inner most turmoil with the unforeseen loss of life of his mom. As he struggles to deal with her loss, his melancholy slowly transforms to rage while he discovers his father had a mistress.
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Mbas 1 at night in the prow. 2 The poor cabin-boy could not stand for such a title, however harmless it might be, and he paid his fellow-sailors back by showering them with fishwifely obscenities which he had learned right there on board. " That was enough to set him off and unleash his lexicon of insults, delivered in a threatening crescendo of fury that at times reached proportions of hysteria. The other sailors, however, would simply split their sides laughing: "There goes the Drip! " And the reply would be some obscenity, some rough insult, usually with reference to maternal ancestry.
Anyone who saw him now, nimble and lively, eager and enthusiastic at ship's work, always neat and clean in his white uniform, his cap to one side, his shirt unbuttoned a little in front, revealing the hollow of the neck below the larynx, couldn't help really liking him and wishing him well. This rapid metamorphosis, almost without a transition period, had been the work of Bom-Crioulo, whose advice almost effortlessly captured the cabin-boy's heart and mind, awakening in his innocent, childlike soul the desire to win sympathies, to attract the attention of others to himself.
Well, then what the hell! It wasn't right to take advantage of the cabin-boy; he was just a child. Whenever he felt the need of "that", there were girls from every country in the world in Rio de Janeiro - Frenchwomen, English girls, Spanish girls. The choice was up to him! He'd fall into introspection, remorseful and listless, gnawed by scruples about everything, trying to decide what was the correct course of action, filled at times with a languid and compassionate tenderness - his vagrant gaze lost in the seamless blue sky.
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