August 07, 2005

 

List of Scenes in the Farm...

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Driving on French roads

The xenophobia of the French

The autoroute spectacle

France and world economy

Le péage [toll]

Starting the tale

Possible titles for the tale

Nostalgia

Bigleux the dog

The old farmer

Shepherding the cows

Story of the man who could fly

Bigleux and story-telling

Definition of nostalgia

New York Times article and the French

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Back to the beginning of the trip at Charles de

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Setting out on the quest for the farm

The French resistance during the war

Cousin Boris and his brother Robert

Death of cousin Robert

Reasons for not joining Le Maquis

Breakfast on the farm

Soup & wine

Faire chabrot

Making wine and other consequences

End of faire chabrot

Reflections on the time of war on the farm

Visit to the kids in Montrouge

Reflections on fatalism

About Steve [E’s oldest son]

Reflections on America the land of


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The minor poet’s remark

Steve at Berkeley

Lunch on the road

The menu for lunch

Digression on crème caramel

Le vin de Cahors

The scenery on the road

Lamartine [lines from a poem]

Back on the road

Le Moulin de St. Avid

The owners of Le Moulin de St. Avid

Dinner at the moulin

Françoise [little daughter of the owner of the

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Flash-back to arrival at the moulin

Remembrance of the cherry trees at the

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Paul Valéry [lines of a poem]

Next morning at the moulin

Consulting the map of the region

Monsieur Lauzy [the old farmer]

The farmers sent to Germany

The 13 year old boy on the farm

Learning the laws of death and fornication

The old farmer fucking a cow

Among the beast [a poem]

A glimpse of life on the farm

The funny side of death

The headless chicken

Dialogue with E about the old Lauzy

Setting out for Montflanquin in search of the

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Montflanquin [Medieval citadel]

The Church of Montflanquin and the Black

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Liberté Égalité Propriété

Uncle Maurice in Montflanquin

Arrival of the boy in Montflanquin in 1942

Paraphrase of poetry lines from W.B. Yeats

The three blonde Montflanquinoises at the

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Dialogue with the three blonde ladies about

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Aunt Nénette

The Dunkirk debacle

Maurice & Nénette settle in Montflanquin

Reference to Aunt Rachel’s Fur

The boy jumps off the train

The ditch

And I Followed my Shadow

The unconcerned farmer in the field

En route to Montflanquin

Arrival in Montflanquin

Confrontation with the boy’s aunts & uncles

Back with the three blondes in the Montflanquin Town Hall

Searching for the Lauzy farm

On the road to Villeneuve-sur-Lot in search of the

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Dialogue with E about the hard work the boy

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Sudden remembrance of the name of the

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Josette

Dialogue with E about reality & fiction

Looking for the road to Le Moulin de la Carrière

The Concordat Church

The Cemetery of Concordat

The priest of the Concordat and his books

Going to church on Sunday with the farmers

Fantomas

Back to the priest of Concordat and Sunday

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The collaborator priest of the Montflanquin

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The Montflanquin Priest’s sermons

Les topinambours

The Germans and potatoes

Anti-Semitic sermon of the priest of

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Josette’s knees

A portrait of Josette

Wondering if Josette and the boy did it

Description of the farm house

The folding cot in a corner of the kitchen

The rats in the attic
Desiring Josette

Admission of having touched Josette’s ass

Flash Back to Josette and the mailman

Josette’s bloomers

Back to what Josette and mailman are doing

Reflections about what the boy witnessed

Flash forward to the evening when boy touches

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A dumb request

First nocturnal visitation under the boy’s blanket

Les chiottes [out house]

Josette’s chatte [cunt]

The evening sessions in the boy’s bed

Courbet’s famous Origin of the World

Return of Josette’s husband from Germany

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Josette is pregnant

The accouchement of Josette

The redheaded baby

The primitiveness of life on the farm

The well

Cows giving birth to a calf in the barn
The blow job

A Day of Rare Intensity [poem]

Going to Montflanquin on Sundays

Reasons for avoiding aunts & uncles

Uncle Léon & Aunt Marie

Cousin Marco

Grand-Mother of boy

The fat farm woman and her two chickens

Dialogue of Léon and fat farm woman

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The exchange of the boy for the two

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On the way to the first farm [1942]

Les sabots [the clogs]

The dung-cart

The rat inside the clog

The suffering of the boy’s hands

Death & fornication

Fear & insults

Manure

Reflections on the importance of shit for nature

Dialogue with E about manure and the two chickens

Clarification [the fat woman was not Josette]

Working on the first farm

The second farm by the river

Allusion to natation

The horses

Back on the Lauzy farm [flash back]

More about going to Montflanquin on Sundays

The abandoned cemetery on the short-cut to

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The sayings of the old man

The old man and farting

Dialogue with E about the eventual writing of

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The double journey [on the road and on the

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Dialogue with E about memory and imagination

The risk of self-reflexiveness

The quarry and the fork in the road

The farm by the river

The grandson of the old Bucharel [owner of the farm

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Dialogue with the grandson of Bucharel about

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The grandsons of the Lauzy family

Looking around the Bucharel farm by the river

La vieille charrue [the old plow]

The avatars of plowing the fields

The bees attack the boy

The old Lauzy flogs the boy

Josette’s ointment against bee stings

Josette applies the ointment on the boy’s body

Taking photos of the the Bucharel farm

Back on the road to the quarry

Oh manure

Juliette the mare on the farm

Reflections on the horse as a noble animal

Dialogue with E about horses

Francis Ponge and the horse [poetry]

The pleasure of going to town with the horse

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Riding the horse and the cows in the meadow

Visit to the grandson of old Lauzy in the house

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The phone call from Paris about reparations

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The orphans of the Holocaust

Madame Culsec

Dialogue with E about Hercules and Federkid

The risk of laughterature

Dialogue with the grandson of Lauzy and his

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The other grandson of old Lauzy

Back on the road to Villeneuve in search of the

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Reflections on Josette’s brutality and

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Killing a pig

Pain & dirt on the farm

Dialogue with E about the necessity of finding

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Cutting trees with an axe

Cleaning the cows in the morning

Milking the cows in the morning

Shoveling the manure in the morning

The toothbrush

Existential reflections of the boy on the farm

Remembrance of the boy’s father

Montrouge and Montflanquin juxtaposition

The hands of the boy’s father’s

Ramona [about the boy’s father]

The shame of dirty hands

The castle on the hill above the farm

The weekly basket of food for the castle

Marguerite the lady of the castle

Marguerite and the boy

The rain storm

Inside the castle

Drying the boy

La Cuvette [a poem]

Objection to poetry

Les sous of the Lady of the Castle

The box of sous hidden in the barn

Dialogue with E about the veracity of the tale

Nature and its indifference towards mankind

The boy’s indifference towards nature

The scar on the knee

Charlot the bull

Les Orgueuils de Charlot

The storm

The bees and les pruneaux d’Agen

The velocity of sorrow

The oxen

The clouds

The river

The dying cherry trees

The smells of the farm

The croaking of the frogs

Waiting for a sign from God

Oh never to have been

There is the farm

The abandoned castle

The smell of death

On to Cannes

Dialogue with E about the disappointment of

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