Life Is Elsewhere - Part I: The Poet is Born, Chaps. 1-5, pp. 1-27 Summary & Analysis

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Part I: The Poet is Born, Chaps. 1-5, pp. 1-27 Summary

Chapter 1- The poet's mother gets pregnant by a young engineer, and to her shock, the engineer wants her to have an abortion. The poet's mother refuses and instead has her parents make the engineer marry her. Though the engineer gets money from the parents, the mother does not forgive the engineer. The mother imagines that she is giving birth to Apollo without a father at all.

Chapter 2- When the poet is born, his mother is full of pride. The mother is glad to give her newborn son suck on her breasts. This is the new focus of the mother's love and physical attraction. The mother goes back to having sex with her engineer husband, but it is not the same as before. Now...

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