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(Xposted from Long Sunday…)

The first in a series of great moments in literature acted out by my daughter’s * Playmobil guys.

Bertolt Brecht, “Changing the Wheel”

I sit by the roadside
The driver changes the wheel.
I do not like the place I have come from.
I do not like the place I am going to.
Why with impatience do I
Watch him changing the wheel.

* I say “my daughter’s,” but others in my household might well disagree. I am, after all, taking pictures of them acting out moments mentioned in my manuscript in progress. There’s more to say – I really do feel like my time playing with this stuff when I was a kid might have had a major effect on my aesthetic and political bearings, the dissertation I wrote, the books that I am trying to write now. But that’s for another post…. The next one – spoiler warning – will do the montage sequence (“comices agricoles”) from Bovary

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January 10, 2007 at 2:29 am

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