Freitag, 7. November 2014

any help?

For the last 30 years I try to find this riddle's solution. This rebus was published in the literary book series DER RABE (The Raven, issue no 4) in 1983 and they ask: "The purely literary RAVEN puzzle. What basic sentence of the new literature is symbolized in this drawing? Solution in the next edition of DER RABE."


"Welcher grundlegende Satz der neuen Literatur versinnbildlicht diese Zeichnung?"

But in the next edition was just printed (I translate again:) "Because the riddle was so easy, we don't give the solution". Oops! And any following edition (up to no # 61 in 2002 when Swiss Haffmans closed down) didn't mention a word about this rebus. Also a search for Saul Steinberg showed many many drawings, but not this rebus. I even own books from him (I'm a fan), so he was not unknown to me. But the above...?
For 30 years I wonder... I even asked an expert recently, and he told me: the whole was maybe just a joke to fool the readers, the publisher (Haffmans) and his authors liked to do these things. Could be.
Any help? Sorry, I don't even know if the rebus' solution is in German or English, (...or Spanish? note the 'Arroz" = rice/Reis)

PS: The riddle is no more a riddle, see comments

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