Odalisque, Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1874).

Steeply: Or like a combination of Medusa & Circe, your Odalisk.

Marathe: The Greek mythic personality, it also had pregnancy by rain and rape by fowl.

Steeply: And haven’t we come a long way.

Marathe: This irony and contempt for selves. These also are part of your USA type’s temptation, I think.

Steeply: Whereas your type’s a man of only actions, ends.

p529-530, IJ

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Odalisque, Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1874).
Steeply: Or like a combination of Medusa & Circe, your Odalisk.
Marathe: The Greek mythic personality, it also had pregnancy by rain and rape by fowl.
Steeply: And haven’t we come a long way.
Marathe: This irony and contempt for selves. These also are part of your USA type’s temptation, I think.
Steeply: Whereas your type’s a man of only actions, ends.
p529-530, IJ