Fear of Perfection, Love of Death and the Bottle

  • Sue Vice


The Consul’s fear has apparently been that his marriage to Yvonne would be too perfect:

Far too soon it had begun to seem too much of a triumph, it had been too good, too horribly unimaginable to lose, impossible finally to bear: it was as if it had become itself its own foreboding that it could not last, a foreboding that was like a presence too, turning his steps towards the taverns again. (p. 205)


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