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Lowry, Malcolm: Tras la publicación de «Bajo el Volcán» (After publication „Under the Volcano” in Spanish)

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After publication „Under the Volcano” (English)

Success is like some horrible disaster

Worse than your house burning, the sounds of ruination

As the roof tree falls following each other faster

While you stand, the helpless witness of your damnation.


Fame like a drunkard consumes the house of the soul

Exposing that you have worked for only this –

Ah, that I had never suffered this treacherous kiss

And had been left in darkness forever to founder and fail.

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Tras la publicación de «Bajo el Volcán» (Spanish)

El éxito es como un terrible desastre

Peor que tu casa ardiendo, los ruidos del derribo

Cuando las vigas caen cada vez más deprisa

Mientras tú sigues allí, testigo desesperado de tu condenación.


La fama como un borracho consume la casa del alma

Revelando que sólo has trabajado para eso-

¡Ah!, si yo no hubiese sufrido su traidor beso

Y hubiese permanecido en la oscuridad para siempre, hundido y fracasado.

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