Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Spooner Hall, KU Campus.
  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Public Library. Sponsored by Raven Bookstore.
  • DENNIS ETZEL, JR. & RACHEL CROSS. Lawrence. Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • TONY TRIGILIO. Lawrence. Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, KU Campus. FREE.
  • CALEB PUCKETT & JUSTIN RUNGE. Lawrence. Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • BEN LERNER. Kansas City, MO. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE & ROBERT DAY. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cupid and Psyche for Beginners

1. Sex saves Soul

2. Sex awakens Soul

3. Beauty punishes Soul

4. Nature saves Soul (twice)

5. It’s about someone falling for someone they’re supposed to punish.

6. Sex disobeys Beauty

7. Sex is a winged serpent

8. Soul is forbidden to look upon Sex - but does so anyway, of course

9. Sex and Soul are married, for chrissakes!

10. They make love in darkness, not seeing each other.

11. Soul wounds Sex, not vice versa (and recriminations follow).

12. Soul is tormented by jealous sisters

13. Sex is locked up when Beauty whomps Soul

14. Nature assists again, in the form of animal helpers.

15. Beauty is mollified by the Soul’s apotheosis. Sex is still divine.

16. (In the Roman version, of course, Daddy has to throw the whole mess out.)

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