from Nouvelles en trois lignes/Three Line News Items/ Short Stories
with perhaps "more in mind" than his own punning use of the Faits Divers' Nouvelles en trois lignes--
he may have been thinking also of the example of Gusrave Flaubert
who several decades earlier had created out of a provincial journal’s Faits Divers the novel Madame Bovary:
“Delphine Delamare, 27, wife of a medical officer in Ry, displayed insufficient austerity. Worse, she ran up debts. To avoid paying them, she took poison.”
Nurse Elise Bachmann, whose day off was yesterday, put
on a public display of insanity.
A complaint was sworn by the Persian physician Djai Khan
against a compatriot who had stolen from him a tiara.
A dozen hawkers who had been announcing news of a
nonexistent anarchist bombing at the Madeleine have
A certain madwoman arrested downtown falsely claimed
to be nurse Elise Bachmann. The latter is perfectly sane.
On Place du Pantheon, a heated group of voters attempted
to roast an effigy of M. Auffray, the losing candidate. They
Arrested in Saint-Germain for petty theft, Joël Guilbert
drank sublimate. He was detoxified, but died yesterday of
The photographer Joachim Berthoud could not get over the
death of his wife. He killed himself in Fontanay-sous-Bois.
Reverend Andrieux, of Roannes, near Aurillac, whom a
pitiless husband perforated Wednesday with two rifle
shots, died last night.
In political disagreements, M. Begouen, journalist, and
M. Bepmale, MP, had called one another "thief" and
"liar." They have reconciled.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
FAITS DIVERS--FATE'S DIVERS--"Gitmio Inmates Transferred to Gaza"--"Pro-Apartheid Post Ironic Language Poetry"--"
Putting rumors to rest, President Obama announced today that a deal with Israel has been reached to transfer the unwanted inmates of the closing Guantanamo Prison directly into the Prison Population of Gaza. There, the Israelis have reassurred US officials, they will be targeted for swift assassination, putting an end to polls showing the US public's loss of interest, and low approval ratings abroad.
While Americans celebrated their first Black President's Inaugeration in Washington, pro-Israel marchers in New York City staged the first Pro-Apartheid protests held on US soil. Surpassing even the Segregationists of 1950's America in extremism, the new Movement is fast gaining approval at all levels of the new Government. Pundits and poets alike are hailing a "Post Ironic Public Language," in which contradictions are "overcome in the = sign" of the "Revival of American Pride."
Charles Bernstein--"Dark at End"
"Post Ironic Language --New Extreme Experimental American Poetry Reading"
"Post Ironic Language--American Sponsored Apartheid Performance Art"