Can you identify this literary fragment ?
I found the text in a language I’m quite sure the original doesn’t belong to. The way I’ve translated it reads as follows:
(First two phrases):
My Mother begged me that under no circumstance should I die before her. I promised this to her, and my desire to put an end to it and throw myself on a winter’s evening into the Seine, or into the sparkling/foaming waters of some wild coast, is transformed into a feverish glance at the surface of the waters, the boundary between life and death, the door forbidden to me due to the promise given to my mother.
The history of my head was connected to that of my body, as the stars to space, the sun with helium and ships with oceans.
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