child sprung from the two of us — showing us our ideal, the way — ours! father and mother who sadly existing survive him as the two extremes — badly coupled in him and sundered — from whence hi death — o- bliterating this little child "self"
Copyright © 2005 by Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Auster. From A Tomb for Anatole. Reprinted with permission of New Directions Press.