Humboldt's Gift - Section 13, Through p. 345 Summary & Analysis

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Section 13, Through p. 345 Summary

This short section is the scenario Humboldt bequeaths to Charlie, entitled "Treatment" and broken into eight small sections:

Humboldt introduces his central character, Corcoran, who is a successful author who has been suffering through a non-productive slump for several years. Corcoran is married to a strong woman and completely under her thumb. He has tried all sorts of adventurous sports to cure his malaise, but he has been unsuccessful. Humboldt recommends Mastroianni for the part.

Corcoran has an affair with a woman who should be played by Marylyn Monroe - if she were alive - and for the first time in years, Corcoran is happy. The couple sneaks off to a remote paradise, an island, where they have a wonderfully tender and passionate time. Corcoran's wife is busy nursing her ailing father. The natives welcome the couple, opening up...

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