Books: The Omphalosopher of Love

THE SAGE OF SEX (292 pp.)—Arthur Colder-Marshall—Putnam ($5).

When H. E. was twelve, his mother thrust his baby sister's warm, wet diaper in his face. This, together with mother's delight in making water on her hand because it "was good for the skin," gave H. E. a perverse and lifelong fascination with performing or watching micturition. When he married at the age of 32, he made his wife submit to the following pact: separate lodgings, no children, no mutual economic support, lengthy separations, no vows of lifelong fidelity. When his wife embarked on a...

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