Appendix 34. 2016. Hand embroidery on linen. 22 x 15 in. (55.9 x 38.1 cm)


appendix 34 on getting rid of your

It occurs to me that a novelist
has the option to disenfranchise,
disempower or delete his slave
grammatically by taking away the
part of speech in which she acts
as a subject connected to a predicate.
So Marcel’s ultimate reference to
Albertine on the last page of the
novel is a sentence without a
main verb:
     Profound Albertine, whom I
          saw sleeping and who was

               — Anne Carson
                         The Albertine Workout