Tag Archives: Eroticism

Desire Intensified by Separation

In my current living relationship, I see my wife for only short periods every two or three months. A passage in John Fowles’s “French Lieutenant Woman” is helping me get through the long absences.

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A Delicious Poem for Your True Love

My wife was sitting at a stoplight a few years ago when she heard a National Public Radio story about a fifth taste, the other four being sweet, sour, bitter and salty.  Often we know it by the name given it by the Japanese, who first identified it early in the 20th century, although we […]

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A Strange Love: Orgasmic Self Destruction

Film Friday Last Friday I wrote that, in one respect, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) is outdated: we no longer talk about our missile gap with the Soviet Union. In too many other respects, however, this filmic masterpiece feels all too contemporary, especially in the […]

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