Memoirs of an Ass, Part 2

At The Paris Review Online.


Teaser quote: The whole thing screams allegory. A girl named “Soul” (that’s what Psyche means) marries “Love” (Cupid) but is not allowed to look at him. Eventually she does look at him and he immediately tells her “Nice going, asshole,” and deserts her. She then goes through many trials and tribulations, and is eventually reunited with Cupid—who never really stopped loving her. They have a kid named Pleasure or Delight or whatever. The end. I am leaving out a ton of stuff

[originally posted Wednesday 14 March 2018]