By John Hawkes
"Need I insist that the one enemy of the mature marriage is monogamy? That whatever below sexual multiplicity . . . is naive? That our sexual selves are in basic terms idylers in an unlimited wood?" therefore the primary topic of John Hawkes's largely acclaimed novel The Blood Oranges is boldly asserted through its narrator, Cyril, the archetypal multisexualist. Likening himself to a white bull on Love's tapestry, he pursues his romantic imaginative and prescient in a primitive Mediterranean panorama. There couples—Cyril and Fiona, Hugh and Catherine—mingle their loves in an "lllyria" that brings to brain the both undying nation-state of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
Yet no synopsis or comparability can exhibit the novel's lyric comedy or, certainly, its sinister power—sinister due to the strength of mind Cyril exerts over his spouse, his mistress, his wife's reluctant lover; lyric, on the grounds that he's additionally a “sex-singer" within the land the place song is the nutrition of affection.
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