A return to Eros, lethal Eros, this time, in addition to Paz, by way of some contemporary female novelists.
The Double Flame, by Octavio Paz.
Written on the Body, by Jeanette Winterson.
The Lover, by Marguerite Duras.
Break It Down, by Lydia Davis.
Tokyo Fiancee, by Amélie Nothomb.
The Proof of the Honey, by Salwa Al-Neimi.