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Portnoy's Complaint - Chapter 4 Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Part 3 Summary

"Cunt Crazy", continued. At the beginning of this section Alex's memory (and narration) returns to the masturbation incident on the bus, where he narrates in intimate, aching detail how he covers his lap with his coat, worries about getting caught by the "Polack" bus driver (see "Quotes, p. 127), and describes his two-finger-and-thumb technique. "Who wins an argument with a hard-on?" he asks rhetorically. Recollections of his technique lead to recollections of other public occasions when he has used it, such as his underage visit to a burlesque show in New York. He narrates this visit in equally intimate, equally painful detail, describing the fantasies that play in front of his mind's eye as he masturbates, ejaculates into his baseball glove—and watches another, older man ejaculate into his hat. He writes of his shame after his orgasm, recalling his stellar...

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