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This article is taken from PN Review 58, Volume 14 Number 2, November - December 1987.

The Principle of Order Gabriel Josipovici

- Aw . . . Long time. Awful long time.

- I'm kinda lazy. Don't like to move around much.

- The kinda place you wanna forget.

- All that space. I don't like it. I get kinda scared in all that space.

- Yeah. First chance I had.

- I dunno. Long time ago. I don't remember when exactly.

- Flushing? I dunno. Maybe because it's not anything.

- Yeah. Streets an houses. Streets an houses. An the houses got doors an the doors got locks to them.

- I dunno. I just feel good.

- Yeah. I bin in some of those. I liked the water. The water's very good in those places some reason. Very clean. Not cold. But clean.

- I don't know why people'r so interested. It's just somethin to do.

- I just like doin it.

- Yeah.

- Of course. That's the point of havin a room. With a door that shuts. An a lock on it.

- I'd take the subway to Manhattan. Walk around. I liked that. I liked to pick up things. It's surprisin what you can pick up. In the junk shops. In the garbage cans.

- Yeah.

- Some of my best bits of film I picked up in the garbage cans. Home movies. Just ...


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