by James Joyce (1882 - 1941)

Solitary hotel
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
Solitary hotel in mountain pass.
Autumn. Twilight. Fire lit.
In dark corner young man seated.
Young woman enters.
Restless. Solitary. She sits.
She goes to window. She stands.
She sits. Twilight. She thinks.
On solitary hotel-paper she writes.
She thinks. She writes. She sighs.
Wheels and hoofs. She hurries out.
He comes from his dark corner.
He seizes solitary paper.
He holds it towards fire.
Twilight. He reads. Solitary.
What? In sloping, upright and backhands.
Queen's hotel, Queen's hotel, Queen's ho-...

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Hôtel solitaire", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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