Fausto Cercignani

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Every human relationship implies compromises, but the limit to any compromise is one’s own dignity.

Fausto Cercignani (born 21 March 1941) is an Italian scholar, essayist and poet, noted for his philological investigations of the English and German languages.

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Examples of self-translation (c. 2004)[edit]

If you talk to the shadows,
at least you know them well
and the words, all of them,
unfold themselves with ease
on muddled walls and streets,
when dusk comes on.
"Examples of self-translation" by Cercignani, posted at The University of Milan
  • If you talk to the shadows,
    at least you know them well
    and the words, all of them,
    unfold themselves with ease
    on muddled walls and streets,
    when dusk comes on.
    • Adagio (2004)
  • They do not speak of boundless skies,
    of passing loves like silver clouds.
    They speak of cheerless towns, unwound:
    on hazy moors of muffled music.
    • Adagio (2004)

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