Memories of My Melancholy Whores Themes

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Mortality

This novel is about a man who has reached an age by which most people have died or will soon die. By reaching this age, the narrator feels that he has lived a long life, but also becomes obsessed with his eventual death. The narrator has never thought much about growing old. In his forties, the narrator began having physical pains that the doctor put down to his age. In his fifties, the narrator became forgetful. However, these things never really bothered the narrator. Now at ninety, the narrator is still not worried about growing older because he feels that as long as he can have sex he can live a full life.

When the narrator decides to buy himself a virgin to celebrate his birthday, he thinks it is simply going to be an enjoyable night of sex. However, the narrator finds his companion asleep and does...

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