A JOURNAL OF EXTREMITY

"Suddenly Last Summer"

DOCTOR: You say that your niece suppers from Dementia Praecox. There must have been a more exact diagnosis.

MRS. VENABLE Such a pretty name for a disease. Sounds like a rare flower, doesn’t it? Night-blooming dementia praecox.

DOCTOR: What form does her disturbance take?

MRS. VENABLE Madness. Obsession, memory. She lacerates herself with memory.

From Gore Vidal's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' one-act play.

Nicholas Ray, "In A Lonely Place"

Robert Crumb, "Nausea, An Abridged Excerpt"

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