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    each possess a piece of this old lady's hide

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    each possess a piece of this old lady's hide

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    Was bedeutet denn hier "hide", von dem hier alle Freundinnen ein Stück besitzen?


    Aus dem Roman "Portnoy's Complaint":

    "She sews, she knits, she darns—she irons better even than the shvartze, to whom, of all her friends who each possess a piece of this grinning childish black old lady's hide, she is alone good. "I'm the only one who is good to her""

    Authorvnoetsjka (398946)  17 Jul 22, 23:13
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    .In der Romanübersetzung heißt es:


    ..die ihr Fell untereinander aufgeteilt haben

    Portnoys Beschwerden - Google Books

    #1Author wienergriessler (925617)  17 Jul 22, 23:17
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    The sense being that the old African-American household helper is financially dependent on working for the "she" of the sentence and her friends. (I think.)

    #2Author Martin--cal (272273)  18 Jul 22, 07:39
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    Es geht um das Substantiv Dictionary: hide

    im Sinne von Fell, (Tier-)Haut.

    #3Author penguin (236245) 18 Jul 22, 08:25
     
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