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Fragments de Kafka

Word count: 876

Song Cycle by György Kurtág (b. 1926)

Original language: Kafka-Fragmente

1a. Les bons marchent d'un même pas...

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Les bons marchent d'un même pas.
Sans le savoir, les autres dansent
autour d'eux la danse du temps.


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1b. Comme un chemin en automne

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Comme un chemin en automne : à peine est-il balayé,
qu'il est recouvert à nouveau de feuilles mortes.



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1c. Cachettes

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Il y a d'innombrables cachettes, mais seulement un salut,
mais à nouveau il y a autant de chemins vers le salut
que de cachettes.



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1d. Agité

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[--- Tacet ---]

1e. Berceuse I

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Pose ton manteau, rêve d'en haut, autour de l'enfant.


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1f. Jamais plus (Excommunication)

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Jamais plus, jamais plus tu ne reviendras dans les cités,
jamais plus ne retentira la grosse cloche au-dessus de toi.


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1g.

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« Mais il m'interrogeait toujours. »
Ce « ah », détaché de la phrase,
volait comme une balle sur la prairie.


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1h. Quelqu'un tira sur mes habits

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Quelqu'un tira sur mes habits,
mais je les secouai.



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1i. Les lavandières

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Les lavandières dans les ondées.


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1j. Scène à la gare

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Les spectateurs gèlent quand le train passe.


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1k. Dimanche, 19 juillet 1910 Berceuse II

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Dormir, s'éveiller, dormir, s'éveiller,
vie misérable.


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"Elendes Leben" = "Vie misérable"
"Sonntag, den 19. Juli 1910 (Berceuse II)" = "Dimanche, 19 juillet 1910 (Berceuse II)"


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1l. Mon oreille...

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Mon oreille était fraîche au toucher, rugueuse, fraîche,
juteuse, comme une feuille.


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1m. Une fois je me suis cassé la jambe

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Une fois je me suis cassé la jambe,
cela a été la plus belle expérience de ma vie.


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1n. Revêtu d'une cuirasse

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Pendant un moment je me sentis revêtu d'une cuirasse.


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1o. Deux bâtons de marche

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Sur la poignée du bâton de Balzac : j'ai brisé tous les obstacles.
Sur le mien : tous les obstacles m'ont brisé.
Ils ont en commun ce « tous ».



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1p. Plus de retour

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À partir d'un certain point, il n'y a plus de retour
Ce point est à atteindre.


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1q. Fierté (1910, 15 novembre, dix heures)

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Je ne me laisserai pas être fatigué.
Je plongerai dans mon histoire,
et même si elle devait déchirer mon visage.



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1r. La fleur rêvant accrochée

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La fleur rêvant accrochée en haut de la tige,
Le crépuscule l'a enveloppée.



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1s. Rien de tout cela

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Rien de tout cela, rien de tout cela.


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2. Le vrai chemin

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Le vrai chemin passe au-dessus d'une corde,
elle n'est pas suspendue très haut,
mais juste au-dessus du sol. Elle semble plus disposée
pour faire trébucher que pour être enjambée.



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3a. Avoir ? Être ?

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Il n'y a de « avoir » seulement un « être »,
seulement après le dernier souffle,
après la suffocation, réclamant.



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3b. Le coït est une punition

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Le coït est une punition pour le bonheur d'être ensemble.


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3c. Ma forteresse

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Ma cellule de prison -- ma forteresse.


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3d. Je suis sale, Milena...

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Je suis sale, Milena, infiniment sale,
voilà pourquoi je pousse un tel cri pour la propreté.
Personne ne chante plus purement que ceux qui sont dans l'enfer le plus profond ;
c'est leur chant que nous prenons pour celui des anges.



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3e. Vie misérable

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Dormir, s'éveiller, dormir, s'éveiller,
vie misérable.


Translations of title(s):
"Elendes Leben" = "Vie misérable"
"Sonntag, den 19. Juli 1910 (Berceuse II)" = "Dimanche, 19 juillet 1910 (Berceuse II)"


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3f. Le cercle restreint

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Le cercle restreint est pur.


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3g. But, chemin, hésitation

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Il y a un but, mais pas de chemin ;
ce que nous appelons un chemin est une hésitation.


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3h. Si fort

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Si fort que la main tient la pierre.
Elle la tient si fort
seulement pour l'envoyer aussi loin qu'elle peut.
Mais même à cette distance elle montre le chemin.



Translations of title(s):
"So fest wie die Hand" = "Si fort que la main"
"So fest" = "Si fort"


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3i. Juif pénétrant

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Dans la bataille entre toi et le monde, seconde le monde.


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3j. Cachettes

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Il y a d'innombrables cachettes, mais seulement un salut,
mais à nouveau il y a autant de chemins vers le salut
que de cachettes.



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3k. Étonnés nous avons vu le grand cheval

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Étonnés nous avons vu le grand cheval.
Il est passé à travers le plafond de notre chambre.
Le ciel nuageux s'étirait faiblement
Le long de sa silhouette puissante,
Et sa crinière volait dans le vent en bruissant.


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3l. Scène dans le tramway

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La danseuse Edouardova, une amoureuse de la musique,
se déplaçait partout même
dans le tramway en compagnie de deux violonistes
avec qui elle jouait souvent.
Car il n'y a pas d'interdiction dans le tramway,
de jouer si la musique est bonne,
c'est agréable pour les autres passagers et cela ne coûte rien,
c'est-à-dire qu'il n'y a pas de quête à la fin. 
Cependant, c'est au début un peu surprenant
et pendant un petit instant tout le monde trouve que c'est inopportun.
Mais à pleine vitesse, avec un courant d'air fort
et dans une rue tranquille cela sonne joliment.



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4a. Trop tard : 22 octobre 1913

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Trop tard.
La douceur du chagrin et de l'amour.
Recevoir un sourire d'elle dans le bateau.
C'était le plus merveilleux de tout.
Toujours rien que le désir de mourir
et celui de vivre encore, cela seul est l'amour.



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4b. Une longue histoire

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Je regardai une fille dans les yeux,
et ce fut une très longue histoire d'amour
avec tonnerre et baisers et éclairs.
Je vis rapidement.



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4c. À la mémoire de Robert Klein

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Les chiens de chasse jouent encore dans la cour, mais le gibier ne leur échappera pas,
aussi vite qu'il courre maintenant à travers les bois.
[ ... ]

Translations of title(s):
"In memoriam Robert Klein" = "À la mémoire de Robert Klein"
"Noch spielen die Jagdhunde im Hof" = "Les chiens de chasse jouent encore dans la cour"


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4d. D'un vieux cahier

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Maintenant, le soir, après avoir étudié depuis six heures du matin,
je remarquais que ma main gauche depuis
un certain temps serrait les doigts de la droite en compassion.



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4e. Les léopards

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Les léopards font irruption dans le temple
et boivent toutes les cruches sacrificielles ;
et cela se répète encore et encore,
à la fin on peut calculer à l'avance leur venue
et cela fait partie de la cérémonie.



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4f. À la mémoire de Joannis Pilinszky

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Je ne peux... pas vraiment raconter,
je ne peux presque pas parler ;
si j'essaie de raconter je me sens
comme un petit enfant pourrait le faire
quand il fait ses premiers pas.



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4g. Encore une fois, encore une fois

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Encore une fois, encore une fois, exilé au loin, exilé au loin.
Montagnes, désert, un vaste pays à parcourir.



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4h. Le clair de lune nous éblouissait...

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Le clair de lune nous éblouissait.
Les oiseaux criaient d'arbre en arbre.
Dans les champs, cela sifflait.
Nous rampions à travers la poussière, un couple de serpents.



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