Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The exact wording...

Ok, so I just found something interesting in Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich that doesn't quite fit in the paper I'm writing (I think) but I think it's too funny and I want to write about it. So I'm turning to my book blog! :)

SPOILER

"…I began to think of Lulu. The truth is that I had never gotten over her. I thought back to how swiftly we had been moving toward each other’s soft embrace before everything got tangled and swept me on past. In my mind’s eye I saw her arms stretched out in longing while I shrank into the blue distance of marriage. Although it had happened with no effort on my part, to ever get back I’d have to swim against the movement of time" (124).

The italics is my own doing.

This is a vision that Nector has. Later that day he begins his affair with Lulu, and she seduces him with butter.

Well, when he gets back home that evening and tells his wife, Marie, about delivering 17 tons of butter she looks at his clothes and says "Swam in it too" (129).

Hmm, she says he "swam" in the butter, and earlier he says he'll have to "swim" against time to get back what he had in his youth...

I just thought it funny. :)

2 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

I really enjoy when authors make this kind of links. It is impossible not to notice them and giggle ;-)

Thanks for sharing.

P.S. There are two book giveaways going on at Pagan Culture. I think you'll love the one I just posted today: the worldbuilding includes a lot of dances that resemble shamanic ritual. It is a super interesting world--I loved reading the two books in the series. Check them out!

Sarita Rucker said...

I think I'll enter at least one. :)

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