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“The Innovative Trapeze Artist”

Ana María Shua

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As the years go by, the trapeze artist is conscious of repeating, of plagiarizing, himself. As with every artist, this awareness causes him grief. Seeking originality, he launches himself without a net, without a safety wire, and finally without a trapeze. But what is a trapeze artist without a trapeze if not a bloody heap on the sawdust of the circus ring and even then, what a shame, nothing original.

We read it in Without a Net.

Originally published in Catamaran Literary Reader: Issue 1.

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