Plate 7 of 11, from the illustrated book, He Disappeared into Complete Silence, second edition
Bourgeois' entire text for this volume appears below.
Once there was a girl and she loved a man. They had a date next to the eighth street station of the sixth avenue subway. She had put on her good clothes and a new hat. Somehow he could not come. So the purpose of this picture is to show how beautiful she was. I really mean that she was beautiful.
The solitary death of the Wool- worth building.
Once a man was telling a story, it was a very good story too, and it made him very happy, but he told it so fast that nobody under- stood it.
In the mountains of Central France forty years ago, sugar was a rare product. Children got one piece of it at Christm...
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