Snapshots

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” Thomas Mann

I started writing at a very young age. For years I filled notebooks and old diaries and day-planners and scraps of paper…I was what you would call a closet writer, I suppose. During my translation course, I was forced to share my writing with others. A lot of others, because our teacher thought my work was good. The funny thing is that it wasn’t in English. For fifteen odd years I wrote and published in both languages; then I started translating literature; and other voices and other stories filled my head and heart.

I used to call my stories snapshots: they were, in a sense, pictures of the people and things around me. Some are here in parallel, and some are not. Some were written in English, and some were not. Some I have translated myself. –

I don’t write anymore. Translation fills that need. And is, as Mann states, easier. M.C.

I have finally decided to share some of my stories on a page, here:

Il parrozzo https://paralleltexts.blog/2014/12/30/parrozzo-by-maticolarossi/

Strawberry sweettarts http://stanza251.blogspot.com/2012/04/strawberry-sweettarts.html?m=1

Pinball https://paralleltexts.blog/2017/10/25/snapshots-pinballflipper-by-matilda-colarossi/

Swim little fish http://stanza251.blogspot.com/2013/09/swim-little-fish.html?m=1

L’aquila https://paralleltexts.blog/2016/08/24/laquila-by-matilda-colarossi/

Thin lines https://paralleltexts.blog/2014/12/08/thin-linesrighe-sottili-by-maticolarossi/

The heir http://stanza251.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-heir.html?m=0

Via Bolognese https://paralleltexts.blog/2016/07/21/snapshots-via-bolognese-by-matilda-colarossi/

Below the belt https://paralleltexts.blog/2015/03/29/below-the-beltsotto-la-cintura-by-maticolarossi/

Il viaggio https://paralleltexts.blog/2015/10/17/il-viaggiothe-voyage-by-maticolarossi/

Lavender https://paralleltexts.blog/2015/04/19/lavenderlavanda-by-maticolarossi/

Tra le righe https://paralleltexts.blog/2015/03/22/tra-le-righebetween-the-lines-by-maticolarossi/

Produttore di sogni https://paralleltexts.blog/2015/03/11/produttore-di-sognidream-weaver-by-maticolarossi/

Coral sings songs of love https://paralleltexts.blog/2015/03/08/international-womans-daycoral-sings-songs-of-love-by-maticolarossi/

Il primo giorno https://paralleltexts.blog/2015/03/03/il-primo-giornothe-first-day-by-maticolarossi/

Rejoice https://paralleltexts.blog/2015/01/22/rejoicegioia-by-maticolarossi/

She https://paralleltexts.blog/2014/10/24/shelei-by-maticolarossi/

Emancipazione https://paralleltexts.blog/2014/11/18/emancipazioneemancipation-by-maticolarossi/

Clowns https://paralleltexts.blog/2014/10/19/clownsclown-by-matilde-colarossi/