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Russian Translation of BBD

Russian translation of The Basketball Diaries

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Russian translation excerpt


From The Basketball Diaries, Penguin Edition (1987), pages 140-41.

Fall 1965

A note found on one of those little homework pads you cop for ten cents at Gussie's . . . I wrote on an experience with L.S. D. a while ago:

"Little kids shoot marbles
where the branches break the sun

into graceful shafts of light . . .
I just want to be pure."

I found it all crumbled up in these old pants in history class this morning.


Thanks to the translator for sharing this!

   

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