Pascal Poyet, p.4
NOTE: Compadrio is fashioned after A Intriga do Cachorro com o Gato, a Brazilian children's fable by José Pacheco. Like Pacheco's play, the texts of Pascal Poyet are constructed as allegoria, and thus refuse any translation that might replicate the localized economy of the original material. Allusion, elusion, elision, ellipsis: all settle into an equilibrium of content where the contents refuse to "settle," and must be "read into" as if single and several. Any section is only one or two sentences, but these multiply upon return, so that some "states" which seem improbable equivalents on first encounter, gain a revised authority once revisited.