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Chris Piuma

Or less [& notes].

 

II.

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III.

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V.

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NOTES.

I. A mythologized biography, reproduced elsewhere [Piuma, 1994].

II. The first derivative, charting the planned actions of the fertility gods,
who have lost a potential subject. Anger [lines 1-7] turns to
bitterness [lines 7-10], until it is realized [line 12] that perhaps
all is not lost after all [seq.].

III. A further derivative, this time expressing the subject's fertilization
experiences (under influence of fertility gods, no doubt). Her growing
rejection of their methods [esp. line 6].

IV. A further derivative, leading us into nothing but unadorned plot.

V. Eventually the process leads us to a singularity.

VI.

 


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