2007.12.16 14:38

Heaven is Like San Francisco ... from "Angels in America"

난해하긴 하지만 좋아하는 부분인데 매끄럽게 번역할 자신이 없다. 잘 연결되지 않는 부분도 있고.
Roy: What's it like? After?
Belize: After . . .?
Roy: This misery ends.
Belize: Hell or heaven?
. . .
Like San Francisco.
Roy: A city. Good. I was worried . . . it'd be a garden. I hate that shit.
Belize: Mmmm.
Big city, overgrown with weeds, but flowering weeds. On every corner a wrecking crew and something new and crooked going up catty-corner to that. Windows missing in every edifice like broken teeth, fierce gusts of gritty wind, and a gray high sky full of ravens.
Roy: Isaiah.
Belize: Prophet birds, Roy.
Piles of trash, but lapidary like rubies and obsidian, and diamond-colored cowspit streamers in the wind. And voting booths.
Roy: And a dragon atop a golden horde.
Belize: And everyone in Balenciaga gowns with red corsages, and big dance palaces full of music
and lights and racial impurity and gender confusion.
And all the deities are creole, mulatto, brown as the mouths of rivers.
Race, taste and history finally overcome.

Tony Kushner, "Angels in America - Part two: Perestroika", Act 3, Scene 5, 1995

Words:

catty-corner: in a diagonal or oblique position <the house stood kitty–corner across the square>
edifice: 건물;대건축물, (지적인) 구성물, 체계
lapidary: the art of cutting gems
obsidian: 흑요석(黑曜石), 오석(烏石)
cowspit: ?
streamer: 1 흐르는 것, 2 펄럭이는 장식, 장식 리본, 3 (기선이 출발할 때 사용하는) 테이프, 4 가늘고 긴 나뭇가지, 5 (북극광 등의) 사광(射光), 유광(流光);[pl.] (일식(日蝕) 때 보이는) 코로나의 광휘
Golden Horde: a body of Mongols that overran eastern Europe in the 13th century and dominated Russia until 1486 (?)
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