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Fully agree with Ken - suggest that arid, desultory, casual, pointless,
unfulfillingsexual relationships are the theme - including rape etc., but by
no means confined to that.

On 12 May 2010 03:03, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Tom Colket wrote:
>
>> Nancy wrote:
>> N> the term "assaults" remains a violent term.
>>  Also Tiresias says, "And I Tiresias have foresuffered all/Enacted on this
>> same divan or bed;". So what Tiresias sees between the typist and the young
>> man makes him think about suffering.
>>
>   But what the typist says --
>
>> 'Well now that's done: and I'm glad it's over.'
>>
> -- doesn't line up very well with that suffering or, for that matter, with
> a violent assault. You have to ask: who does suffer? Pretty clearly, if the
> small house agent's clerk and/or the typist are suffering, they don't know
> it.
>
> Ken A
>