Working Translations

E. Armand, “L’abîme / The Abyss” (1910)

All the avant-garde sociétaires — social-democrats, revolutionaries of every shade, various communists — say that the individual is a “product of the environment.” It would be more precise to say that individuals are products of their environment. And to add that the individual is more specifically the outcome of an ancestral line whose origin goes back to the animal night. Taking into account that in certain individuals the characteristics of temperament and constitution of a particular ancestor essentially dominate. […]

Working Translations

E. Armand, “Ouragan / Hurricane” (1906)

Heaps of ruins. Pyres. Blood. Tears. Harrowing cries. Desparate appeals, interspersed with terrifying silences. Pitiful supplications, mad laughter.

Murmurs, quivering, hazy and indistinct. Raucous noises, like the waves when they crash into the rocks.

It is the wind of liberty that whispers. […]