January 13, 2010


The bourgeois gives up his power in order to save his money; then he gives up his money in order to save his skin; and finally they hang him.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 28


  1. The original Spanish is:

    El burgúes entrega el poder para salvar el dinero; después entrega el dinero para salvar el pellejo; y finalmente lo ahorcan.

  2. Cf. Notas, pp. 110-111:

    "To save his money, the bourgeois begins sacrificing all the possible instruments of his salvation; then he sacrifices that very same money to save himself; until his naked idiocy and his idiotic nakedness drag him, a deplorable and comical victim, to a deserved gallows."