Excerpts of Libro de Las Preguntas

Excerpts of my favourite pieces from Pablo Neruda's <Libro de Las Preguntas>, with my experimental translations to Chinese. Original TextTranslationIIIDime, la rosa está desnudaO sólo tiene esse vestido?Por qué los árboles escondenEl esplendor de sus raíces?Quién oye los remordimientosDel automóvil criminal?Hay algo más triste en el mundoQue un tren inmóvil en la lluvia?III告诉我,玫瑰是赤裸着还是仅有那件衣服?为什么树木藏匿起它们根部的光辉?谁听那肇了事的汽车内心的不安?世上还有何物比雨中静止的火车更忧伤?XXIIAmor, amor, aquel… Continue reading Excerpts of Libro de Las Preguntas

Democritus and Modern Society

Humans never learn. We see history repeats itself. We see people making old mistakes over and over again instead of making new ones. Here's an excerpt from <The Anatomy of Melancholy>. See how similar the modern society is to the ancient society Democritus laughed about! … Their towns and provinces mere factions, rich against poor,… Continue reading Democritus and Modern Society