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afflicted with or resembling a carbuncle


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She refuses him on their first encounter and submits to his "usurpation" on their second meeting, "though she is passive throughout." The third time, like the young man carbuncular with the bored and lonely typist in Eliot's The Waste Land, he
Not surprisingly, then, sex frequently appears as terrifying and dirty and elicits guilt and bitterness (in some respects, sex in Borges is similar to the disappointing experience of "the typist" and "the young man carbuncular" in T.
In "Visions for the Last Night on Earth," he strikes with the mean sounds of "drowned corn, sick from sewage and tidesuck." Every turn of phrase and line break reveals a surprise that seems both spontaneous and carefully chosen, from "light raked loose / like salted slugs" in the poem "In the City of Fallen Rebels" to "carbuncular toads" ("Poe Climbs Down from the Long Tapestry of Death to Command an Army of Street Urchins Huddled in the Dusk").
Or again: considering the house agent's clerk in Eliot's The Waste Land, the "young man carbuncular," Buchanan contends the clerk's pimples implicitly link him with the plague afflicting Sophoclean Thebes.
The "young man carbuncular" (231) wears a predatory "bold stare" (232), and he, seeing that the object of his desire, "is bored and tired" (236), "assaults at once" (239).
Such surrender provides a beneficent contrast to the squalid, plebeian sex scenes that have preceded it: the sickly woman who's taken pills to induce an abortion; the unresponsive typist seduced and abandoned by her carbuncular assailant; the pathetic girl supine on the floor of a narrow canoe; the dreary Margate fornicators with broken fingernails and dirty hands.
The initial road to get there features some carbuncular modern houses with the sort of ageing 'Spanish' tiles which are fast becoming the biggest blot on the modern Midlands' landscape.
But with rumblings from Unesco over our World Heritage Site, is Mr Grossman, a man of exquisite taste and aesthetic judgment, unwilling to suffer international derision as the full carbuncular impact on the Pier Head of the new Museum of Liverpool and the trio of black pyramid flats ("the three grotesques") becomes apparent?