Not sure yet? Read this beautiful extract translated by wonderful Jane Draycott: it was difficult to choose…
It was because things were going so badly.
September ’38, a Tuesday. All things compelled me
To take this strangest of forms for the sake of my life.
In this way I took up the fight for myself
while Europe still hesitated: I set forth as a dragon
against the forces of evil, against the panoply
of endless paralysis in the face of events, against
the ocean-voice of mediocrity who sudden, vast
significance has once more dizzyingly been unmasked.
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