The Eroticism of Fat Men
“Masturbation is the cause of it, moral masturbation I mean. Everything comes from me and circles back to me. I can’t produce those magnificent secretions that have been too long boiling inside ever to spill out.” Besieged meanwhile by news of friends flocking to the altar, Gustave raised his defences ever higher. He was what he was–a paradox who would not have wanted to seal himself off had he not been so porous.
By Frederick Brown