- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; New edition edition (5 Aug. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 009946974X
- ISBN-13: 978-0099469742
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 1.9 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 908,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Butcher (Vintage Blue) Paperback – 5 Aug 2004
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The heroine becomes torn between her art world lover and the deep sexualised world of the hoary old butcher. Surrounded by dead animals and pieces of flesh the world teems between life and death. The overweight butcher plays the pipes of pan to the young womans frenzied imagination as his thoughts and images penetrate her imagination before the final act of entrance is enacted. Anais Nin updated for those who want to travel the coure
The second half of the back deals with nature and sex. The raw smell of the earth, the banging within car doors and humiliation as a form of sexual ecstacy. More imagination than reality, another rompt with the ghost of Anais.
Both halves are a woman strumming a tune to men and making it chime and harks back to Little Birds. This has a greater poetic force which either turns on or off according to the need for the final release. Those who wish to bound ahead to get to the crux will be disappointed as it is the journey along the way that counts not the final release.
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