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Het Pad
van de
Wenende Nacht

Een Kathedraalse verkenningstocht
in de Zaum/Ruimtes van
Viktor Vladimirovitsj Chlebnikov



Voorblad van de 1922 druk van Zangezi


Illegale 2006-7 dv-Patch voor ‘Zangezi’ , de 1922 release van Velimir Chlebnikov.

Teksten van dv rond Chlebnikov







Aan/ vanaf [wij]
het tentakelende peilerheisen
van de verspinwebbende
stationsplafonden te Breda
Aan de velde uit
te Uit ’s Hertogenbosch
Hebbende [wij] ontdekt
de der dingen Bodem
van/in de tijdscontainer
& de bodem zijnde
bevonden vruchtbaar
als ware het, uitsla
Meer nog sla weg [dus]

  • De taaie armen
  • de hebberige hongertengels
  • van
    •  de vogelkersbloeiende
    • de doodsstraaldodende, hijs
      • de marsiaanse budjetljane vlag, steek
      • hoog het vlotte beeld van
        • VELIMIR I
          tijdskoning  (ÜLLA ULLA
          Marsbewoner wrijf
          op de zeemvellen ter verschoning

& ruist, gij zwarte zeilen van de tijd




  • Links en bibliografische dingen, zie bovenaan tab 'English'
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Manuscript van VC, zie de ruski website

Naar beneden? niks naar beneden
hier ís geen zwaartekracht,
mannekes, nada, noppes

Hier scroll 'n bitje:


Nederlandse versie

The Path
of the
Weeping Night

A Cathedralic Erkundungsfahrt
into Viktor Vladimirovitsj - Velimir - Chlebnikov's Zaum

Illegale 2006-7 dv-Patch voor ‘Zangezi’ , de 1922 release van Velimir Chlebnikov.

Further, with those animals at any rate that have external testes, the semen is collected together before emission, and emission is due to the penis being heated by its movement; it is not ready for emission at immediate contact as in fishes.

All the vivipara have their testes in front, internally or externally, except the hedgehog; he alone has them near the loin. This is for the same reason as with birds, because their union must be quick, for the hedgehog does not, like the other quadrupeds, mount upon the back of the female, but they conjugate standing upright because of their spines.

So much for the reasons why those animals have testes which have them, and why they are sometimes external and sometimes internal.

All those animals which have no testes are deficient in this part, as has been said, not because it is better to be so but simply because of necessity, and secondly because it is necessary that their copulation should be speedy. Such is the nature of fish and serpents. Fish copulate throwing themselves alongside of the females and separating again quickly. For as men and all such creatures must hold their breath before emitting the semen, so fish at such times must cease taking in the sea-water, and then they perish easily. Therefore they must not mature the semen during copulation, as viviparous land-animals do, but they have it all matured together before the time, so as not to be maturing it while in contact but to emit it ready matured. So they have no testes, and the ducts are straight and simple. There is a small part similar to this connected with the testes in the system of quadrupeds, for part of the reflected duct is sanguineous and part is not; the fluid is already semen when it is received by and passes through this latter part, so that once it has arrived there it is soon emitted in these quadrupeds also. Now in fishes the whole passage resembles the last section of the reflected part of the duct in man and similar animals.

Serpents copulate twining round one another, and, as said above, have neither testes nor penis, the latter because they have no legs, the former because of their length, but they have ducts like fish; for on account of their extreme length the seminal fluid would take too long in its passage and be cooled if it were further delayed by testes. (This happens also if the penis is large; such men are less fertile than when it is smaller because the semen, if cold, is not generative, and that which is carried too far is cooled.) So much for the reason why some animals have testes and others not. Serpents intertwine because of their inaptitude to cast themselves alongside of one another. For they are too long to unite closely with so small a part and have no organs of attachment, so they make use of the suppleness of their bodies, intertwining. Wherefore also they seem to be slower in copulation than fish, not only on account of the length of the ducts but also of this elaborate arrangement in uniting.

It is not easy to state the facts about the uterus in female animals, for there are many points of difference. The vivipara are not alike in this part; women and all the vivipara with feet have the uterus low down by the pudendum, but the cartilaginous viviparous fish have it higher up near the hypozoma. In the ovipara, again, it is low in fish (as in women and the viviparous quadrupeds), high in birds and all oviparous quadrupeds. Yet even these differences are on a principle. To begin with the ovipara, they differ in the manner of laying their eggs, for some produce them imperfect, as fishes whose eggs increase and are finally developed outside of them. The reason is that they produce many young, and this is their function as it is with plants. If then they perfected the egg in themselves they must needs be few in number, but as it is, they have so many that each uterus seems to be an egg, at any rate in the small fishes. For these are the most productive, just as with the other animals and plants whose nature is analogous to theirs, for the increase of size turns with them to seed.

But the eggs of birds and the quadrupedal ovipara are perfect when produced. In order that these may be preserved they must have a hard covering (for their envelope is soft so long as they are increasing in size), and the shell is made by heat squeezing out the moisture from the earthy material; consequently the place must be hot in which this is to happen. But the part about the hypozoma is hot, as is shown by that being the part which concocts the food. If then the eggs must be within the uterus, then the uterus must be near the hypozoma in those creatures which produce their eggs in a perfect form. Similarly it must be low down in those which produce them imperfect, for it is profitable that it should be so. And it is more natural for the uterus to be low down than high up, when Nature has no other business in hand to hinder it; for its end is low down, and where is the end, there is the function, and the uterus itself is naturally where the function is.

We find differences in the vivipara also as compared with one another. Some produce their young alive, not only externally, but also internally, as men, horses, dogs, and all those which have hair, and among aquatic animals, dolphins, whales, and such cetacea.

But the cartilaginous fish and the vipers produce their young alive externally, but first produce eggs internally. The egg is perfect, for so only can an animal be generated from an egg, and nothing comes from an imperfect one. It is because they are of a cold nature, not hot as some assert, that they do not lay their eggs externally.

At least they certainly produce their eggs in a soft envelope, the reason being that they have but little heat and so their nature does not complete the process of drying the egg-shell. Because, then, they are cold they produce soft-shelled eggs, and because the eggs are soft they do not produce them externally; for that would have caused their destruction.

The process is for the most part the same as in birds, for the egg descends and the young is hatched from it near the vagina, where the young is produced in those animals which are viviparous from the beginning. Therefore in such animals the uterus is dissimilar to that of both the vivipara and ovipara, because they participate in both classes; for it is at once near the hypozoma and also stretching along downwards in all the cartilaginous fishes. But the facts about this and the other kinds of uterus must be gathered from inspection of the drawings of dissections and from the Enquiries. *001 Thus, because they are oviparous, laying perfect eggs, they have the uterus placed high, but, as being viviparous, low, participating in both classes.


Voorblad van de 1922 druk van Zangezi
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'Izegang: The Path of the Weeping Night
on its long and winding road towards an English translation, failing in an era near you.

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  • I'll lead the army of my songs... Poems, Excerpts, Prose. Recited by Victor Persik. Moskau 1986, Melodia CTEPEO C4023905 004. LP

AUDIO: Links to recordings of Chlebnikov works being read/performed

TEXT: Translations (Russian text see

Artists of the World, translated and introduced by Anastatia Skoybedo:

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English Translations

Collected Works @ Harvard Press, translated by Paul Schmidt, ed. by Ronald Vroon

vol 1 Letters and Theoretical Writings, ISBN 0-674-14045-1
vol 2 Prose, Plays and Supersagas ISBN0-674-14046-X


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