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This report is taken from PN Review 217, Volume 40 Number 5, May - June 2014.

A Short Catalogue of Three Concurrent Exhibitions: Second Room Frank Kuppner
Second Room

1. Where, eh – what was it again? [Although so long ago it seemed such a brilliant start!]

2. Where we were so ridiculously happy once more for years afterwards. [Yes. (And what years they were!)] (Weren’t they?)

3. On the other hand, I suppose, on the whole I am rather glad we didn’t end up here.

4. Or there? [(Or, for that matter, there?) (That door!) (That rusted, unreliable lock!)]

5. My God – I spent so much of my clueless youth right here, was it not? (Did I not?)

6. Where one of us didn’t hide quite so brilliantly in the time available. [No metaphor!]

7. Where she showed me a short-cut I knew nothing about. [Eh? Yet another enchanted passage!]

8. Where that strange, mysterious, dull corridor was.

9. Where I fell for the second time. (Or was it the third time?) (Not for the first time anyway!)

10. Where you again said ‘But that’s evil!’ in a very loud voice. [Well… Hardly… ]

11. Right bang opposite what I am sure would have been almost my favourite hotel in the entire city.

12. But when eventually we sauntered back here – many months later – they had knocked the whole bloody building down!

13. Hang on! What did this shop use to sell? Surely I had often been in here before?

14. And how could I have visited this ...

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