The White Hotel - Chapter 1, Don Giovanni, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, Don Giovanni, Section 2 Summary

The man and woman take a trip on a yacht on the lake, and while they are sailing, one wing of the hotel catches fire. While they and the other passengers on the yacht watch burning guests flinging themselves out of upper windows, the couple has sex. That night, while the other guests are mourning, the couple makes love.

The woman dreams she is a figurehead on a ship, the Magdalen, which is impaled on a swordfish, partially sinks and is coated in ice. Whales sing to the woman and things seem peaceful, but then a storm begins. Ice cuts off one of the woman's breasts, she gives birth to a "wooden embryo" that is taken by the wind, and the force of the weather tears her womb out.

When the woman wakes up in the hotel...

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