Cosas Que Leo #122: BILLY BUDD AND OTHER STORIES, Herman Melville

“Now envy and antipathy, passions irreconcilable in reason, nevertheless in fact may spring conjoined like Chang and Eng in one birth. Is Envy then such a monster? Well, though many an arraigned mortal has in hopes of mitigated penalty pleaded guilty to horrible actions, did ever anybody seriously confess to envy? Something there is in it universally felt to be more shameful than even felonious crime. And not only does everybody disown it, but the better sort are inclined to incredulity when it is in earnest imputed to an intelligent man. But since its lodgment is in the heart not the brain, no degree of intellect supplies a guarantee against it.”

Billy Budd and other stories

HERMAN MELVILLE

Everyman, 1993 (“Billy Budd” publicado originalmente en 1924)

291 págs.

Clásicos latosos #1: MOBY DICK

¿Por qué estamos obligados a leer un tostón como Moby Dick? Lo leerán en esta primera entrega de mi nueva serie, Clásicos Latosos, para Babelia de El País.

Es una pieza bastante prefe, estoy convencido de que les gustará. Me encantó escribirla, creo que se nota.