ISBN10: 0811200612 ISBN13: 9780811200615 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Mar 1 1972 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Need I insist that the only enemy of the mature marriage is monogamy? That anything less than sexual multiplicity . . . is naive? That our sexual selves are merely idylers in a vast wood? Thus the central theme of John Hawkes's widely acclaimed novel The Blood Oranges is boldly asserted by its narrator, Cyril, the archetypal multisexualist. Likening himself to a white bull on Love's tapestry, he pursues his romantic vision in a primitive Mediterranean landscape. There two couples--Cyril and Fiona, Hugh and Catherine--mingle their loves in an lllyria that brings to mind the equally timeless countryside of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.