ID CITAD EX GLAS

Ab Paul Auster

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Un telephonat hat slurt hol, id telephone swehnend tris in id kerd ios noct ed id
voc ye alter bud beudend semquom is ne eet. Baygh serter, kun is ghehdiet
mehne de quo hieb ei wakyen, is concludiet ex to od neid est real ploisko hasard.
Bet to esiet baygh serter. In-kap, hat mer-ye habt id wakya ed ids consequences.
De woide sei id besoyn habiet ghohden wehrte als we id hieb est predeterminet
yant id prest werd quod sielg id stohm al tarnien, ne est id topic. Id topic est
idswo storia, ed ei ne est zaruri sayge an id hat un sense we ne.
Dayir Quinn, pauk jects darsient nos. Quis is eet, quetos is gwohm ed quod is
kwohr ne hant megil importance. Woidam, inter alya, od is eet trigimpenkat.
Woidam od is hieb esen xiawngja snuben, od is hieb esto sem dien pater ed od
taiper eys esor ed eys son hiebeer bo mohrn. Woidam odschi is oiscripsit buks.
Kay ses precis, woidam od is oiscripsit detectiven romans. Ta wehrgs eent signet
med id nam William Wilson, ed is ee-product ia samt id tempo os circa oino ielg
yar, quo ei eedadwt kafi denars kay gwive modeste-ye in uno smulk apartment
os New York. Dat ielg roman ne ei ee-emt meis quem penk au six munts, is
eemaght nudes kamlibt quo etilikw ex id yar. Is eeleist uno mier numer wehrgen,
is eespehct pinegs, is eegwaht kino. Lients, is eesmautert id baseball in id TV;
ghims, is ee-eiht do id opera. Bet quo is kiem uper quant, eet ghange. Quasi
cadadien, kweter eeseuyt we eeweht, eegvereht we eesrigeht, is eelinkwt sien
apartment kay wander in id urb – aun woide druve-ye quetro is eegwaht,
trehcend mer-ye in id direction quer eysa jambs eebehrnt iom.
New York eet un inexhaustible space, un labyrinth om infinihn stieups, ed, tem
dalgtro quem is eegwaht ed quodkwe buit id gnohsa is hieb idsen quartiers ed
idsen strads, id ei eedaht semper id sensation od is se hieb forghanct. Forghancto
ne tik in id citad sontern tem maung eni seswo. Ielgs quan is eeghanct exo is
eedact id pondos os linkwes seswo, ed, prodahnd-ye se ei stradenmov, reducend-
ye se ad ses un vidend ok, is eeghehdt skape id obligation os mehne, quo, meis
quem ceter ject, ei eebringht un part os pace, uno mufide inner kenos. Ambh
iom, ant iom, exter iom, eet id mund quod eechanget ye un talg syrat quem
Quinn khiekit kunges baygh diu ep quodkwe. Mov eet id essence om jects, id act
os dehe uter ped ant alter ed os permitte sib sehkwe id drift siens wi corpos.
Errend-ye aunziel, is ee-egaleiht vasya locs, ed ei neti importit ses her au ter.
Eys kamyapsta spasseres eent ta quer is ghoh khisses is eet neidloc. Ed to eet
fin-ye quantum is hieb aiwo budtum ud jects : ses neidloc. New York eet id
neidloco quod Quinn hieb struct ambh se ed is vighieb is nel-ye iskwit linkwes
id iter.
Prest, Quinn hieb esen ambitieuser. Kun is eet yuwen, is hiebit publien plur
poemen buks, scriben theatre pieces, essais os literaro critique, ed is se hieb
strohngen ad plur diutic tarjems. Bet is hiebit brusk-ye tyohgven hol. Un part os
seswo hieb mohrn, iey is sienims prients, ed is ne iskwit kem id regwohm ad
hante iom. Tun hieb is widen id nam William Wilson. Quinn neti eet tod part os
seswo qui ghohd scribe buks ed, esdi ye baygh regards Quinn dar remien gwiv,
is neti existit pro anghen ploisko pro seswo.
Is hieb nascriben ob to eet id saul ject is khiss ghehde kwehre. Detectiven
romans hieb ei kwohken un kemall solution. Ei eet pau difficil exmehne ia
complicat intrigas ia tohrb, ed is suascripsit, ops nespekent se, kam aun effort.
Chunke is ne iey se autor os quo is redieg, is ne spruv ids massoulia edghi ne
skul swekwehre idso defense eni se. William Wilson, pos hol, eet tik un
invention, ed esdi is hieb gnaht ex Quinn is ieg tuntos un swobod gwit. Quinn
traitit iom deference-ye, yando hatta admiration-ye, bet is neti lit hina credihes
od William Wilson ed isswo buir is sam wir. Ob to remien is kohlen apter id
mask os sien pseudonym. Is hieb un literar agent bet is neti hieb ghaten iom. Ir
contacts limiteer-se ad brevs, ed, pro ia naudhs ios wastah, Quinn hieb stajern un
tadadhto diek in id postamt. Eeleit sam-ye con iom editor qui ei eevehrst eys
quant honorars, dues ed autor ujrat per iom agent. Neid iom buks os William
Wilson bohr photographia ios autor ni biographic notice. William Wilson prohp
in neid scriptoren yarbuk, ijieb neid interview, ed eet ia secretar os eys agent qua
antwohrd eysi hol post. Tem meg-ye quem is ghohd kehnse, nimen hieb
aunkohldert eyso secret. In-kap, kun eysi prients hieb mathen is hieb tyohgvt id
scriben, i sprohg iom quod esiet eys parwarisch. Is narrit vasyims id sam : is
hieb dact ud sien esor un loikwn. Bet id druve eet od eys esor naiwo hieb habto
denars. Ed id druve eet is neti hiebit prients.
Hol to eet ja meis quem penk yars veut. Is neti mohnit maung de sien son ed,
pautos, is hieb dishanct ud id mur id photo siens esor. Ei ghi wakyit, rar-ye
yando, spruves iter fujatan id sensation is hieb gnoht behrnd-ye iom smulk triat
pwarn, bet ne lit druve-ye de un bren, ed to ne eet hatta uno mehmen. To eet un
physic sensation, un print id prev hieb likwt in eys corpos ed quod is nel-ye
wieldh. Ta moments ubgwohm minter ops, taiper, summ-ye, ei kwohk od pro
iom jects hiebeer bichangen. Is neti vienschit mehrus. Punor, khiek ses sayct od
is eet masrour de ses gwiv. Bet, bariem, is ne spruv desplaisure ob to. Is eet gwiv
ed id inatia tos fact hieb lyt ed lyt bifascinet iom, kamsei is ieg semkam un
postmortem gwit. Is neti eeswehpt samt daght lampe ed, pon plur munts, is neti
eemehmneut sien drehms.

Eet noct. Quinn lyohg in sien crovat, deumend un cigarette, kleund id seuy quod
gwohm ad bate protiev id fenster. Is dieum quando tod stopiet ed an posdien
aghyern is wehniet entreprindes uno mier au smulk sayr. Ep id wangher, nieb
iom, kihsit un exemplar ios Daumsenbuk ab Marco Polo, ghyant, drucken pages
ghomworts. Pon is hieb zascriben id akhir roman ab William Wilson, dwo hevds
auser, eelanguieneut. Eys narrator, privato detective Max Work, hieb exclaren un
complicat serie crimen, esen plageln destull ops, plurs oiskapt nehco gnebh, ed
Quinn khiss destull exhausen ab sien efforts. In id druna iom yars, Work hiebit
bihn baygh prosch Quinn. Menxu William Wilson remien pro iom un abstract
ses, Work hiebit bihn semper gwiver. In tod trinitat quod formeer tuntos Quinn,
Wilson hieb lyt id bungos os ventriloque, Quinn dieughit ka marionette ed Work
eet id gwitplen voco quod dahsit un ziel tei enderghenden. Esdi Wilson eet tik un
illusion, is justificit id existence bo altern. Esdi is ne eet real, is constituit id
brigvo quosmed Quinn access Work per seswo. Ed, lyt ed lyt, Work hiebit bihn
un presence in Quinns gwit, eys inner brater, eys khalwa dust.
Quinn ghens iter id Marco Polo ed loisyit id prest page. “Kay nies buk sia prabh
ed hakike, aun leugh, vos dahsiemos ia viden jects kam buir viden, ed ia aurns
kam buir aurn. Also, quanti leisend au kleustrend tod narn dehlgent credihes id
ob quanta sont hakike jects.” Just kun Quinn bidieum de id sense tom jumlas ed
bivolvihsit in sieno ment ia bell sigwrens ia mathmouneer, id telephone
udcliengh. Baygh serter, kun is buit in stand os reenacte ia wakyas tos noct, is
mohm spehcus id vecker, vidus od midnoct eet prev ed daumus ma ei buit
phonen ye tod saat. Baygh shayad, iey is sib, un khak khabar. Is sals id crovat,
gwahsit alnos nogwo tiel id telephone ed ieyr id receptor pos id dwot frid.
- Ya ?
Buit un long pause ye alter bud ed Quinn mohn unte uno moment od el hieb
enhangen. Dind, kam baygh dalgtos, ghohd ad iom un voco quod kwohkit kam
neid alyum is hieb aiw aurt. Id eet sammel mecanic ed pleht med sentiment,
payn meis akster quem un susur yed perfect-ye aurim, ed tem aykwost in sien
ton quem is khiek sayge kweter id bieygh un wir au un gwen.
- Hallo ? bahsit id voc.
- Quel sprehct ? Quinn suwiel.
- Hallo ? id voc repetih.
- Io kleuster, iey Quinn. Quel baht ?
- Ste yu Paul Auster ? sprohg id voc. Tolcskwo con Poti Paul Auster.
- Nimen her behrt tod nam.
- Paul Auster. Is detective ios Auster Agence.
- Maaf, iey Quinn. Yu sollte habe un ghaw adadh.
- Est un baygh urgent besoyn, iey id voc.
- Ghehdo kwehre neid pro vos, antwohrd Quinn. Est neis Paul Auster her.
- Yu ne ghapte, nabahsit id voc. Neti restet wakt.
- In tod fall, vos radho reschakel vies adadh. Her est neid detective bureau.

Quinn enhieng. Stahnd ep id srig podloga, is oispohcit ghom kye sien peds, sien
genus, sien slembo penis. Unte un cort khvil is regretit esus tem brusk dia sien
telephonant. Habiet maghen ses interessant, mohn is, eme lyt leik med el. Kad
habiet is aunstohgen semjecto de id besoyn in question – quel woid an is ne
habiet ghohdt bringhes sem hehlp. “Dehlgo uces mehne meis oku stahnd” iey is
sib.

Kam pleist leuds, Quinn wois quasi neid de id mund os crime. Is hieb naiwo
maurdht anghen, naiwo klohpt ject ed gnohsit neter assassinem ni fur. Is hieb
naiw entret un police station, naiwo ghat privatem detective, hieb naiwo wohkwt
un criminal. Quantum is gnohsit de, hieb is mathen in buks, films ed journals.
Yed is ne iey to un handicap. Quo interessit iom, in ia storias is oiscripsit, ne eet
ir sibia ei mund sontern ir sibia alyims storias. Hatta pre bihe William Wilson,
Quinn hieb est un assidu leiser om detectiven romans. Is wois od pleista eent
dusscriben ed od daydey ne resisteer id slabst critic examen, bet nespekent hol
ter eet in ia un forme quod hieb seducen iom. Tohrb druve-ye od is trohv un
specimen uns rar mediocritat, incredible-ye khak, sei is refusit lises id. Menxu
eys gusts in alter leisen xeimens eent tant-ye rigoreus quem ia kwohk grancet, is
bug in tod jor amalan-ye neid kreihsa. Kun is eet suamenos, is ghohd lises dec
au dwodem om ia unte oin schtoss aun effort. Tod eet un genos os ghigda quod
lambh iom, ed is ne hielt pre se udgheidus sat.
Quo iom plaisit, in ta buks, eet ir sense om pohltos ed sparen. In un gohdo
detectiven romano neid est forscriben, neter est jumla ni werd qua ne sont
significant. Ed esdi ne sont it in fact, sont it potential-ye, quo rikeiht id sam. Id
mund ios buk se animet ed pehldt med possibilitats, secrets ed contradictions.
Kam cada viden au saygen ject, hatta id smulksto, id trivialsto, ghehdt influe id
denoument ios storia, neid dehlct ses neglegen. Quant biht essential; id centre
ios buk trehct med cada wakya quod act id perodh. Idsghi centre est quantloc ed
idso circumference khact ses rissen pre id buk hat enden.
El detective est semanghen quel spehct, kleut, trehct in tod borb om jects ed
wakyas po id bren, id idee quod ibs dahsiet un unitat ed un sense. In fact, el
scriptor ed el detective sont interchangeable. El leiser vidt id mund per ia okwi
al sokar, percepend id pohltos iom detayls kamsei el incontriet ia ye id prest ker.
El se hat budt ibs jects perambh se kamsei ia ghehdient al bahe, kamsei med id
attention el ibs tuntos daht ta ghehdient se klade med un signification quod
udleit id mer fact irs existence. Privatis detective. In englisch private eye, quod
eet yaschi awiet private I edghi compris tri maynens pro Quinn. Preter tod I eet
id buksteiv symbolisend el investigator (sokar). Bet todschi eet id simple I
maynend “ego”, id smulko gwitphylis in un corpos samt annem. Todschi eet id
ok (eye) al scriptor, id ok al mensces quel uperglanzt id mund ed keupt kem id
mund se revelet al. Ponghi penk yars eegwivneut Quinn sub id waldho tos jinas.

Ja diutos hieb is okwivid-ye zaayn se real. Quayque is dar gwivit in id mund, to
eet tik dalgtos, per iom exmohnen persono Max Work. Eet necessar kem eys
detective buit real. Id jor tom buks nieudh to. Menxu Quinn hieb tulen
disparihes, sgwehme do id synor uns bizarre ed hermetic gwit, Work nagwivit in
altern mund. Ed ye meis Quinn kwohk swehnde, ye darmer bihsit Works
presence in tod mund. Menxu Quinn eet kheissil desplacen in sien wi cuit, Work
eet aggressive, hieb facil gevat ed khiss hemi querkwe is ghohd wehse. Ia jects
qua eent problematic pro Quinn eent ta sams qua Work iey neglectible ed so tohr
id tohu-ed-bohu sienen aventures samt un facilitat ed un indifference qua naiw
ee-aunt impremes eys creator. Ne exact-ye habiet Quinn volt ses Work, ni hatta
samkwehke iom, bet is eekheisst rassuren ab kwehre kamsei is eet Work quan is
scripsit sien buks, ab woide is hieb id imkan os ses Work sei sem dien is decidiet
to, esiet to tik in eys ment.
Ye tod noct, kun bad is oislidit do swehpen, Quinn volit imagine quo Work
habiet saygen al telephonanti tarnien. In un drehm is myohrsit serter, is wohs
mon in un kyal, strehlend med un pistol protiev un blanko mur.
Ye id sehkwndo noct, Quinn udstrajiesc. Is hieb credihn id incident enden ed ne
exspectit kem el tarnien rephonit. Isghi sess ep id w.c. leghenn, meukend un
kakwrnt, kun id telephone swohn. Eet lyt serter quem ye id preceddent noct,
maghses dec au dwodem minutes pre oin saat. Quinn hieb just listo do id capitel
quod relat id safer os Marco Polo ex Peking do Amoy ed is dohrj id buko ghyant
ep sien grem sammel tyeicend-ye in id micri vannakyal. Id frid ios telephone
ubgwohm kam un bfu-aymey steurben. Kay antwehrde prompt-ye, is tehrbiet
stahe ub aun se tierge ed ei eet kados tehre it id apartment. Lakin, sei is fineiht
ye sien adic syrat, is ne arriviet kafi aus ei telephone. Yed, Quinn khiss ne
suamenos de move. Id telephone ne eet eys prefert object ed is hieb meis quem
oins abdehskwn id ud se. Quo meist-ye desplaisit iom, eet id tyrannia tos
apparat. Neghi tik hieb tod id magh os interrumpes iom protievol, sontern Quinn
nevergible-ye vifuschiousit ids wehlens. Is decis, ye tod ker, resiste. Ye id trit
fridkal eys arua eet tuicht. Ye id trit hieb is kamyaben se tierge. Ye id penkt hieb
is slahn ub sien pantalon, likwn id vannakyal ed is tohr sakwn-ye id apartment.
Is antwohrd ye id sixt, bet eet nimen ye alyo bud. El telephonant hieb enhangen.

Ye id sehkwndo noct is eet parat. Stern ep sien crovat, chehxend ia pages ios
Sporting News, is skohpt kem el negnoht phonit ye un trit ker. Ex tid do tid,
quan eys nerves crieck, is oistahsit ub ed begwahsit id apartment. Is kanihsit un
disk – Haydns opera, il Mondo della luna – quod is parkluster. Is oiskohpt ed
skohpt. Ye dwo saat trigim, is vitohgv ed nierc.
Is dar skohpt unte id sehkwndo noct ed tod pos. Is sa-hielt sien plan vidend-ye is
hieb rhalten in sien quant hypotheses, kun id telephone swohn iter. Eet dieno
nevdem mai. Is mehmiet tod tarikhe ob eet id wehden anniversar eysen parents –
we esiet, sei eys parents habient esen gwiv – ed ob eys mater hieb ei saygen sem
dien ob is hieb esen concepen unte id nuptial noct. To eet semject quod hieb iom
semper plaisen – tod possibilitat os precide tem exact-ye id prest instant eysios
existence – ed, in id druna iom yars, is hieb gwohmen do celebre jincien-ye, ye
tod dien, sien wi gnahdien. Ye tod ker, id telephone swohm lyt auser quem unte
bo alter nocts – ne eet haat oindem saat – ed, ayrend-ye id receptor, Quinn
suppos lit de alyanghen.
- Hallo ? iey is.
Iter buit un silence ye alter bud. Quinn wois fauran od tel eet el negnohn.
- Hallo ? iey is iter. Quod ghehdo io pro vos ?
- Ya, antwohrd bad id voc. Id samo mecanic susur, id sam zaboun ton. Ya,
tehrbo nun aun mukhla.
- Quod tehrpte yu ?
- Sprehge. Fauran. Sprehge fauran. Ya.
- Ed quel sprehcskwte yu ?
- Dar iom sam anghen. Auster. Tom quos nam est Auster.
Ye tod ker, Quinn ne kung. Is wois quo is vahsit kwehre ed, nun kun id moment
hieb gwohmen, is kwohr to.
- Ego som, iey is. Auster vos baht.
- Bad. Bad ho io trohven vos.
Is ghohd aure id rehmen in id voc, id kheissim sakwnia quod kwohk stayg
lambhnes id.
- Est ver, iey Quinn. Bad.
Is pausit bragv-ye kay sines ia werds penetre tant iom quem alter. “Quod ghehdo
pro vos ?”
- Naudho hehlp, iey id voc. Est megil danger. Ste saygen ses is gohdst kay
tyices tod genos jecten.
- To dependt qua jects yu maynte.
- Mayno mohrt. Mayno mohrt ed maurdh.
- Ne est druve-ye mien abdeil, antwohrd Quinn. Mien opos ne est nices
leuds.
- No, iey is voc samt irritation. Mayno id dao.
- Semanghen vaht nices vos ?
- Ya, me nices. Yaghi. Vahm ses assassinen.
- Ed yu eiskwte ke vos protego ?
- Ya, ke yu me protecte. Ed ke yu trehfte tom qui vaht tyices to.
- Woidat yu quis is est ?
- Ya, woidim. Weidwos woidim. Bet ne woidim quer is est.
- Ghehdte yu tolke mi de iom ?
- Ne nun. Ne unte un telephonat. Est megil danger. Yu tehrpte gwehmte
hetro.
- Cras, dehbht to vos ?
- Gohd. Cras. Aus, cras. In id aghyern.
- Dec saat ?
- Gohd. Dec saat.
Id voc dahsit un adresse in id 69to strad, eust gon.
- Mae myehrste, poti Auster. Yu dehlcte gwehme !
- Mae bayte, antwohrd Quinn. Sessiem ter.