By Bion, Wilfred R.


Bion's semi-autobiographical psychoanalytic novel.

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The many-wiled Odysseus, Moses, Meskalam Dug, Arthur, Alexander—ou sont les neiges d'antan? And what seductions, treasures remain to be unveiled, concealed (though betrayed) by Memory and its binocular, Desire?

If I tried to wash these hands they would make even the sea bloody. If I tried to wash my hands . . even the noise would become bloody and if I try to be reasonable and wake up, even reason itself becomes irrational and if I try to be reasonable . . —well, the mathematics have to become irrational. That bloody man Euclid! Today even Euclid is not safe thanks to that ghastly man Lobachevsky. And Riemann—sh, SH! What's so hellish funny about that! —I'll give you ARF! ARF! ARF! In Heaven indeed!

I say, old man, don't bother! I can scrounge for myself—you know I can. You remember, with the Boche . ' The idea filled Robin with terror. The Boche! My dear man, where have you been? ' 'Forget it. The Nazis were kind and good. A bit sentimental and damnably incompetent, but this lot—you've got something to learn. Do you know what happened in that last battle? Well, it was the last. There's no army; there's no nation. Do you know . ' They were interrupted. Stealthy steps were coming upstairs.

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