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Farewell

Dreamed January 1969 by Georges Perec

One day, I will tell her I am leaving her. She will call
her daughter nearly immediately to say she is not going to
Dampierre.

Over the course of the telephone conversation, her
pretty face will fall apart.

EDITOR'S NOTE

This is Dream No.6 from Perec's La Boutique Obscure: 124 Dreams, translated from the French by Daniel Levin Becker. Perec's famous for word- and mind-games; his best known novel, A Void, omits the letter E--as the title, elliptically, typically, warns. So beyond the hazards of double translation (dream to page, French to English) note what is not said.

--Chris Wayan



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