II. Le pas-tout chronotopique bakhtinien

HARDY: Is it you?
LAUREL: Yes, yes. I think so. Is it me?
HARDY: Yes. Of course it’s you.
LAUREL: And you? Are you you?
HARDY: Yes. Of course I’m me.
Paul Auster, Laurel & Hardy Go to Heaven (1977).

– My good friend, quoth I – as sure as I am I – and you are you – And who are you ? said he. – Don’t puzzle me ; said I.
Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy, book VII (1767).