Literary Precedents & Books Like The Rosy Crucifixion

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The triad consisting of Sexus, possibly Plexus, and Nexus is structured in terms of the classic archetype of the Dark Night of the Soul in which the protagonist follows a path of descent to the depths of the psyche where a form of illumination occurs, and then a return or ascent to a position of newly formed psychic stability. This is one of the oldest patterns of human behavior expressed in literature, including notably the visit of Odysseus to Hades realm in The Odyssey, and Dante's tour of Hell in The Divine Comedy. The book which follows Sexus sidesteps the issue by presenting a character somewhat similar to the "Henry Miller" who was in a condition of absolute despair at the conclusion of Sexus, and then follows him and the woman called Mara through several hundred pages of mild domestic, homogenized narration...

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