by Jean Giraudoux (1882 - 1944)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Dans Londres, la grand ville
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
Dans Londres, la grand ville
il est un être plus seul
qu'un naufragé
dans son île
et qu'un mort dans un linceul
Grand badaud petit rentier
Jeanne voilà
son métier.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "Jeanne", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Jeanne", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 30

Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
In London, dieser großen Stadt,
lebt ein Wesen einsamer
als man es nach
Schiffbruch hat,
oder in der Grabeskammer.
Großer Zaungast, kleiner Rentier,
Jeanne, das ist
sein Metier.


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This text was added to the website: 2006-11-04
Line count: 8
Word count: 28