Joshua Prager: Wisdom from great writers on every year of life
Joshua Prager: Sabedoria de grandes escritores para cada ano de vida
Joshua Prager’s journalism unravels historical secrets -- and his own. Full bio
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vai ser uma idade muito boa,
is going to be a very good year,
particular in store for me,
reservado para mim,
quarenta e quatro ..."
em "The Armies of the Night",
uma personificação sólida
and sentiment to be a man,
e o sentimento de ser um homem,
wasn't writing about me.
não escrevia sobre mim.
que ele escrevia sobre mim;
the subject of his book,
a personagem do livro.
ao longo da mesma grande sequência:
along the same great sequence:
and confinements of childhood;
e isolamentos da infância;
and frustrations of adolescence;
and millstones of adulthood;
e obstáculos da vida adulta;
and resignations of old age.
"It will happen to me as to them."
"Isso acontecerá para mim como para eles".
vivemos esses padrões.
onde eles se tornam narrativas
where they become narratives
se passar em todo o resto".
if it passes into anything."
a thought leapt to mind:
um pensamento me veio à mente:
havia, em algum lugar,
there were, somewhere,
poderia reuni-las numa narrativa.
assemble them into a narrative.
afortunado de nós.
wrote William Trevor.
escreveu William Trevor.
sobre o tempo e a idade.
e mais tarde uma lesão em mim
and later an injury to me
que não se presumia envelhecer.
could not be assumed.
only postponed the inevitable,
apenas adia o inevitável,
do que a circunstância não deixou.
what circumstance did not.
year by vulnerable year
o que era passageiro,
what was fleeting,
um vislumbre do futuro,
a glimpse into the future,
I was quickly obsessed,
minha lista, fiquei rapidamente obcecado,
por idades e idades.
for ages and ages.
through our first hundred years.
através de nossos primeiros cem anos.
of sudden revelations,"
de revelações repentinas",
de diminuições sutis."
that such insights were relative.
que essas percepções eram relativas.
and so age more slowly.
e assim envelhecemos mais lentamente.
the phrase "the yellow leaf"
a frase "a folha amarela"
usá-la para descrever a si mesmo aos 36.
used it to describe himself at 36.
balançar descontrolada e imprevisivelmente
can swing wildly and unpredictably
a mesma idade de formas diferentes.
the same age differently.
como a lista se cristalizou,
clara como o reflexo no espelho,
as the reflection in the mirror,
and less sure of who one is;"
menos certo de quem é";
of preparation into active life;"
de preparação para a vida ativa";
the doors to rooms
as portas para os quartos
visualizations you see here,
e uma apoteose", escreveu Nabokov -
and an apotheosis," wrote Nabokov --
what we've experienced.
o que temos experimentado.
the list with my grandfather,
a lista com o meu avô,
ele me disse que, sim.
we are sure we will not die,
temos a certeza que não vamos morrer,
chamado Edwin Shneidman estava certo
named Edwin Shneidman was right
páginas para passar.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERJoshua Prager - Journalist
Joshua Prager’s journalism unravels historical secrets -- and his own.
Why you should listen
Joshua Prager writes for publications including Vanity Fair, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, where he was a senior writer for eight years. George Will has described his work as "exemplary journalistic sleuthing."
His new book, 100 Years, is a list of literary quotations on every age from birth to one hundred. Designed by Milton Glaser, the legendary graphic designer who created the I ♥ NY logo, the book moves year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, revealing the great sequence of life.
His first book, The Echoing Green, was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The New York Times Book Review called it “a revelation and a page turner, a group character study unequaled in baseball writing since Roger Kahn’s Boys of Summer some three decades ago.”
His second book, Half-Life, describes his recovery from a bus crash that broke his neck. Dr. Jerome Groopman, staff writer at the New Yorker magazine, called it “an extraordinary memoir, told with nuance and brimming with wisdom.
Joshua was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2011 and a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Hebrew University in 2012. He was born in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, grew up in New Jersey, and lives in New York. He is writing a book about Roe v. Wade.
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