The Woman Who Came In From the Night


Angela2023/01/25 06:39
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The Woman Who Came In From the Night

The second of Picasso's two full-length plays from the 1940s, Les Quatre Petites Filles, has been translated by Jerome Rothenberg from work he started a few years ago. The passage that Rothenberg uploaded on Poems and Poetics is witty and lovely, evoking Mac Wellman's play Jennie Richee and Ashbery's Girls on the Run. We'd love to read the complete play, but perhaps the Henry Darger connection is too obvious. Note from the translator:

Although there may not be as much flash as in the more well-known Desire Trapped by the Tail, this rendition had a pop, even childlike character to the words that I wanted to mimic in the transcreation I was beginning. My perception

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