D Zyt aahalte - Arrêter le Temps - Barbara Traber & Corinne Verdan-Moser

As featured in « 24 heures » and « Der Bund ».

Accompanied by a CD-audio of 12 miniatures read by the authors and 8 original drawings by the Valdo-Bernese illustrator Danièle Raess.

Special edition, numbered from I to VIII, accompanied by an original illustration by Danièle Raess signed by the artist and framed.

If there is already a large number of French texts translated into Bernese, the opposite has been, until now rare, even unprecedented. However, this Germanic dialect lends itself particularly well to a translation in French because, through its history and its geographical proximity, it has incorporated into it's vocabulary expressions and French terms. Barbara Traber and Corinne Verdan-Moser have succeeded in finding, each in their mother tongue, the right word, the precise phrase, capable of arousing the same emotion on both sides of the Sarine.

In a few seemingly innocuous lines, these miniatures sublimate an impression, a reflection, a description of nature or an atmosphere to make a poetic microcosm. Starting from a concrete and immediate situation, they often have a double meaning and conclude with a fall or a philosophical thought, sometimes tinged with melancholy or spiced with humor. Similar to the spirit of the haiku, they are punctuated by the seasons which play an important role and symbolize the ephemeral character of life.

In the end, these texts in two voices create a dialogue spanning the language barrier, a bridge that connects and enriches those who cross it.

Barbara Traber, born in Thun in 1943. Trade Diploma, Foreign Residences in London, Lagos, Paris. Lives in Worb b. Bern.
Freelance writer, journalist, translator, publisher of oral literature, lecturer, editor. Publications: poetry, novels, narratives, also in dialect (Berndeutsch), specialist books. Last viewed: Vo naachem u vo wytem. Bärndütschi Gschichte, Landverlag Langnau 2013 and Für immer jung und schön. Olga Picabia-Mohler (1905-2002). Eine Annäherung, Zytglogge Verlag 2014.

Born in 1961 in Vevey, Corinne Verdan-Moser graduated from the School of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Geneva. After living in England and Germany, she settled in Chardonne where she lives and works as a translator and author. Publications: Le Grand-Père, by Dante Andrea Franzetti, Bernard Campiche Publisher (1988), Etat paternaliste ou Etat minimal, by Karl Popper Editions de l'Aire (1997). Le Banquet des Mois, Editions Castagniééé (2003), Le Bouquet, Editions Le Cadratin (2015).
  • Author: Traber, Barbara
  • Translator Verdan-Moser, Corinne
  • Artist: Raess. Danièle
  • ISBN: 978-2-940248-63-6
  • Published: 2017
  • Examples: 300 ex
  • Genre: Poetic prose
  • Pages: 84
  • Width: 160 mm
  • Height: 200 mm
  • Depth: 8 mm
  • Weight: 195 g
  • Printing method: Letterpress / digital
  • Language: French / Bernese (Swiss German)
  • Availability: In Stock

29.00 CHF