The Last Flight of the Flamingo
Much of the comedy of the book comes from the clash between two radically different ways of conceiving the world, and their corresponding linguistic anomalies. The narrative shifts nimbly through a range of registers, from supple wordplay to lyricism. This is the sort of elegant idiomatic transposition that can make or break a translation.
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Couto may owe a debt to Latin America, but a greater influence is an African view of the world in which the boundaries between the living and the dead, the natural and the supernatural, are not so much blurred as irrelevant. Anyone who has grown up in Africa will be familiar with the injunction never to kill a praying mantis. Killing it could be a bad omen.
There he remained, spread out and lifeless, like some sighing mass, or a shapeless sponge. His jaws were the only bones he kept.
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For talking, as he explained later. In case he had to shout, to summon help urgently. It is a way of seeing the world for which there is no precise equivalent, and no corresponding language, in the Western literary or philosophical tradition. Or even according to the old Marxist-Leninist conjuncture? In the summer of , walking along a beach in the south of Mozambique, I came across the feather of a flamingo floating across the sand.
The local fishermen had told me that, in days gone by, flocks of flamingos nested in that area.
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For some time, however, they had not come. Meanwhile, the fishermen still awaited a visit from those scrawny angels of the wind. In the tradition of that place, the flamingos are the eternal harbingers of hope. Get more with Builders Club!
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