„The sight of them together does not lead you to wonder about a history in which you are not the narrator?“

Brown : The Last Discovery of America (2003)
Contexto: The Indian refuses civilization; the African slave is rendered unfit for it.
But cher Monsieur: You saw the Indian sitting beside the African on a drape of baize. They were easy together. The sight of them together does not lead you to wonder about a history in which you are not the narrator?
These women are but parables of your interest in yourself. Rather than consider the nature of their intimacy, you are preoccupied alone with the meaning of your intrusion.

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American journalist and essayist 1944

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