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This report is taken from PN Review 194, Volume 36 Number 6, July - August 2010.

A Little German Note-Book Frank Kuppner

1. 022490644
(obviously, everything that is must have
come from somewhere else to begin with

Richter Lidman
just round the corner – Didman, Hidman

9360144 (8451007
89 796 878
977 [scored through]
85 676 35 275
exploding all over the place


such monotonous and soul-destroying
work –
billions upon billions of planets

Our two strange accents –
the taxi-driver’s accent –
but still we got here!

be necessitated by yourself?
(by that which includes yourself
as an irremovable ingredient?47

[bottom of the page, upside-down:]

yourself as separate
as a separate thing which the
deterministic chain works on
rather than ↑ TOP

7. As they understand what life really is,
people fall out of it, one generation after
another, leaving the field more or less free
for the (next lot of the) inadequately aware


12.5.86 but how?
what was I doing at the precise moment

how kind of all these people to write such
beautiful music and then die! – as

the present new G. Pope is also largely a
derivative of water (and carbon?)

I ...

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