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English to Italian: powdered sun General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: Poetry & Literature
Source text - English Un profondo senso di libertà s’insinuò in me quando lasciammo Houston. I suoi grattacieli, riflessi nello specchietto retrovisore, si erano fatti piccoli sino a scomparire all’orizzonte, rimpiazzati dall’azzurro del cielo e da una sconfinata distesa di erba secca e cespugli. La strada sembrava solo un tratto di matita, un filo di cotone nero dimenticato da Dio sul suo telaio di colori. Sole e vento si scontravano sulla mia pelle e il socio, nel frattempo, guidava con la testa assorta in chissà quali pensieri. Quel senso di libertà mi svuotava il corpo di ogni cosa, quasi non avessi più bisogno di organi per digerire o respirare. Sotto il petto non sentivo altro che l’incessante corsa del sangue.
Translation - Italian A deep sense of freedom crept over me when we left
Houston. Its skyscrapers, glinting in the rearview
mirror, had grown smaller till they disappeared behind
the horizon, replaced by blue sky and an endless flatland
of dry grass and bushes. The road seemed just a pencil
stroke, a black cotton thread forgotten by God on its
loom full of colours. Sun and wind beat down on my
skin whilst the mate drove with his mind drowning in
thoughts. What he was thinking about was anyone´s
guess. That sense of freedom purged my entire body. It
was as if I didn't need any organs to digest or breathe.
Underneath my chest I felt nothing but the incessant
blood circulating through me.
Years of translation experience: 7. Registered at ProZ.com: Jul 2018.
Luca Serra was born in Varese, in the north of Italy, in 1987. He has been working as freelance translator and localizer for over six years. He has written and translated content for well known company such as Hilton, Aperol, Harley-Davidson, BIT, Michelin. He offers translation and reviewing services from English to Italian and vice versa. As well as working as translator, he is pursuing a career in fiction writing, he has published two novels and a series of short stories. He has been living in Edinburgh, UK, for five years.