January 02, 2006


here is a piece of news for the blog straight out of a footnote

Federman's Footnote: I am vain enough to look in every footnote and every index of books for the mention of my name and cynical enough to laugh at my own eagerness.

I came across this sentence today in the footnotes of a book about the hollow coast.

The Voice in the Closet

A semiautobiographical story of an unidentified youth who spent the war period hiding in a closet to avoid Nazi persecutors.

That explains everything about Federman.

semiautobiographical raises the question of the veracity of his story.

unidentified youth raises the question as to the identity of the youth in the closet war period hiding in closet implies that the youth never came out of the closet during the entire period of the war thus creating a perfect circularity in his adventure.

It's like shitting in a newspaper and then wiping your ass with the newspaper. Nazi persecutors clean the conscience of the French persecutors. And all is well in the best of all world.

Amazing what one finds in footnotes.

Does anyone sees anything else in this statement that explains federman?

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