Mistranslation Adventures: Letters from Irina 4, A Tragedy:
John, I really think I believe in mysticism and all that jazz. Life is very
Actually why I believe in mysticism is because in the tenth grade I studied
medical statistics. Early in the morning on Friday 13th, I was in a hurry
to a biology class. I was running and stopped to recall something.
Then I looked out the window.
It was like a tank.
There were very few people on the street outside.
It could not but rejoice at the destruction.
And I stood and waited.
I am sorry to tell you that. It has put a small lock on my life.
Try to understand what I have to say, that is sufficiently precise and
Genghis Khan is not dead. He kills yet.
Sad news, I know.
But I hope you’re enjoying the gigantic bag of choco-pies I sent you!