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Dubliners and Wee Folk 6:31

Posted on the 21 March 2012 by Polycarp55 @polycarp55
Dubliners and Wee Folk 6:31

Don Juan's Temptation (1948)

“Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.”― Mae West
The Plain Facts

  1. Length:8 pages/li>
  2. Genre:Irish Literature

  3. Characters:

      • Gussie Leonards
      • School Girl

  4. Setting:County Cork Ireland

So, what's It About Man?

We find a battle between school girl romance and Don Juan seduction.
Warning: Spoilers Ahead

First Words

Against the Gussie Leonords of the world, we poor whores have no defenses.

Last Words

Sons of bitches! That's what they are, to a man.

Favorite Quote

"But my dear young lady," he said offering a cigarette, "who ever said I have a poor opinion of women?  On the contrary, I have a very high opinion of women, and the more I see of them the more I like them."

What I Loved About the Story

      •  I hope to re-read this story in the future as its complexity made me go back and read it from the last page to the first page, a reversal, to find the moments when romantic school girl notions become involved with Don Juan's slyness. This story works for its dialogue, and reminds me of Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants. 

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