Al eerder berichtten we over de Geheimtip van Lydia Davis in El Pais: graag zou zij de verhalen van A.L. Snijders vertaald zien. Op de site van Aymptote zijn nu de eerste zes vertaalde zkv’s (‘very short stories’) te vinden.

A mouse inside a shoe is not a primal fear, not a trauma, but I do pay attention, all the same. It’s because of the open roofs. I have a house with three tile roofs. They used to be haylofts, they were not timbered, the wind had to be allowed to blow through freely, against the heat and damp. Time and objectives change, I timbered one roof, gas was installed, the electricity went underground, drainage pipes were laid, but the mice stayed.

Lees hier verder.