A Soldier’s Play translation

(A work translated into French in a frenzy in the early ’90s. Never offered for publication but personally meaningful.)

In one night around 1991, I decided to translate this play into French. I first saw the film, then got the book and read the play.

It was part experiment, part adrenaline, part personal challenge, and big part being truly touched and profoundly affected. And thinking to really make it available.

I never submitted it for publication though. And in a weird way, that was part of my relationship to it. Redone in ‘my’ other language. (And that also meant I didn’t need to edit or update or what have you!)

It wasn’t the point, in some strange way, to publish. But maybe now… Maybe…