Betsy and I Killed the Bear

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Betsy and I Killed the Bear

Michael Huey

Engl., 56 p., 19 illustrations in colour, 18,3 x 25,4 cm, paperback

2007

ISBN 978-3-85160-101-5

€ 24,00 [A]

€ 23,30 [D]

“Betsy and I Killed the Bear” is an expression whose meaning has been lost. Like many of the things I work with, it is an evocative archaeological find whose significance is not immediately discernable. Its meaning – as nearly as I am able to reconstruct it – has to do with taking credit for something one has not done. But this meaning has become so obscure that it remains more or less a private one to the individuals in the photographs, in particular to my Aunt Dorothy, who mentioned it to me in conversation a few years ago; now 91, and languishing in a sanatorium, she will take it, along with the whole apparatus of her understandings of these events and places, with her to her grave".

(Michael Huey)