mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

Ouch

Tendinitis in elbows has gone ballistic. Have braces on both arms. Heat helps: maybe I'll spend the rest of my life in a bath, like Marat.

Also finished Love in the Time of Cholera. It may be that the title, and indeed the book itself, are meant to be extreme irony. It may also be, as Dorothy Parker said, that the Statue of Liberty is located in Lake Ontario. I mean yes, Garcia Marquez casually characterizes his horndog protagonist as 'one who demands everything and gives nothing', and his rival as a perfect husband ie totally self-absorbed and utterly useless around the house. I'll give him half the benefit of the doubt. But I really can't be having with the unironic representation of all women quite naturally devoting themselves to helping whatever man happens to wander by, sexually or not, so that's it for me and GGM.
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