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Clément Richer: The impatience of dead generals

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

French writers on war and peace

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Clément Richer
From Son of Ti-Coyo
Translated by Gerard Hopkins

Famous generals by the dozens were turning in their graves because they had not yet been able to clamber onto metal horses – preferably of bronze – in the middle of public squares, or at the corners of the avenues that bore their names – and all because the necessary funds had been lacking. Neither group of claimants – the defunct ministers and the late generals – could wait any longer. Thus it came about that the ruined city had to possess itself in patience – which it had long grown used to doing.

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