Thursday, February 4, 2010

dear person working in bookstore


I ask you "Do you have The Decameron, part one, in Swedish, in Paul Enokssons excellent translation from 2007?"

You: "What was that again? What was the name of the book? Have never heard of it. Do you spell it with a c or a k?"

What other books have you never heard of?
Sure this is the right job for you?


4 comments:

  1. This is making me feel better when I cannot read Stieg Larsson in original language (hope you don't mind if I compared Larsson to Boccaccio).
    Valeria

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  2. i see you're living in the US now, where books are revered.

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  3. no, still living in old continent, on the southern coast (Italy), not far from France, far from Sweden.
    Boccaccio was a compulsory reading in italian high school and, like many other compulsory things, not very much loved.

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  4. HAHAHA! Please ask for "The Bible" and how you can find it, maybe on the thriller-section or rather at esorteric-board? I´m looking forward to his answer...

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