The Four Little Girls and Desire Caught by the Tail
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The Four Little Girls and Desire Caught by the Tail

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In the 1940s, Picasso wrote two plays in French: the first, 'Desire Caught by the Tail', was conceived during the German occupation of Paris and features a cast of grotesque allegorical characters such as the Onion, Silence or Fat Anxiety discussing the crucial wartime themes of hunger, cold and love; the second, 'The Four Little Girls', came about a few years after the end of the war on the French Riviera, and presents the stream-of-consciousness thoughts of four unnamed girls in a vegetable garden, revealing an unexpectedly evil aspect of childhood.


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