On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 9:20 PM, <123hop at comcast.net> wrote:
> "Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love [is]
> strong as death; jealousy [is] cruel as the grave: the coals thereof [are]
> coals of fire, [which hath] a most vehement flame."
> Yeah baby!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Bennett" <bennett.mab at gmail.com>
> To: lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org
> Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2011 9:16:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [lbo-talk] Atlas Shurgged: the movie
> King Solomon, or whoever wrote The Song of Songs. The Rose of Sharon is
> seriously up for it.
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 3:47 PM, <123hop at comcast.net> wrote:
> > Well, there's something like "rape" in Fountainhead, but it's arguably
> > invited. The woman who is put upon actually whips the man who later
> > her, construing the whipping as an invitation, which it is. So it's a
> > story.
> > Otherwise, no rape anywhere else. But the sex is always a titanic
> > conflagration of reciprocal wills.
> > I have always thought sex a fascinating, interesting, and ecstatic
> > possibility....but grew up in a world that, at best, commodified the
> > thing, so I found this aspect of Rand attractive when I was a teenager.
> > I got older, I realized even the sex in Rand was simplistic but ....
> > ....I know she's a hack writer with delusions of grandeur, but I do thank
> > her for that. There's very little literature in which a female character
> > gets to desire, explore, and enjoy sex...other than Lawrence. I'm trying
> > think who writes about female sexuality in a half-way good
> > way....hmmmmm....Donne, Chaucer, Collette....
> > ???
> > Joanna
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