Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Modern Fiction & The Decay of History: bpNICHOL'S the true eventual story of billy the kid by carl peters

Naming comes from seeing, or vision; it comes from sight & observation: "billy the kid was born with a short dick but they did not call him richard (1)."

In that same part we read: "they called him the kid because he was younger & meaner & had a shorter dick." This is an observation [of] sorts: "could they have called him instead billy the man or bloody bonney? would he have bothered having a faster gun? who can tell." more....


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