Potential reciprocity

Between 1933 and 1939 the Russian poet Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) wrote down thirty “Cases”. Number 19 describes the following “case”:


Once a man walking to his office met another man, who just before had bought a Polish white bread and was going back home. That’s all, actually.

Source: Daniil Charms: Fälle, übersetzt und herausgegeben von Kay Borowsky. Philipp Reclam jun. Stuttgart 1995.

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