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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Someone compared the boring detail adding up to an emotionally powerful totality in Peter Guaralnik's biography of Elvis to "The Lord of the Rings," which reminded Jake that he had been reading "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Seven Percent Solution" the week that Elvis died. The latter novel is about Freud, Sherlock Holmes, and cocaine, and Jake's mention of the book inspired me to run upstairs and pull down "Sigmund Freud's Mission" by Erich Fromm, whence this quote, a love letter from Freud to his fiance in 1884:

Woe to you, my Princess, when I come. I will kiss you quite red and feed you till you are plump. And if you are forward you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.
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