Trafika Europe 12 - French Bon-Bons

WHO YOU THINK I AM (novel excerpt) By Camille Laurens Translated By Adriana Hunter

From 1: interviews with dr. marc b.


I’ve already told the whole story ten times to the people you work with, you could just read my file. I know you’re new, I can see that for myself. Is this your first job? Because you must be only thirty, at the very most. You don’t look it. I’m laughing because here I am reciting Marivaux to you and you have no idea. Have they still not put literature on the curriculum in this place? You can tell from, I don’t know, the rhythm, the intonation. It ’s your job to hear how things sound. To spot anything that doesn’t ring true. Ding dong. Cuckoo! Hmm, yes, completely cuckoo. Araminte. The beautiful widow. And we don’t know whether her young steward wants to seduce her because he loves her or because she’s rich. Whether


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