Written on the Body - Pages 87-139 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 87-139 Summary

The narrator becomes so obsessed with Louise that work becomes impossible. The narrator goes to the library to work on the translations from Russian that pay the bills but finds that concentration is not possible. The narrator handcuffs an arm to a chair and gives the key to a fellow researcher. However, when the narrator is ready to leave, the man is gone along with the key. The narrator is forced to alert a security guard who damages the chair to free the narrator's arm. As a result the narrator is thrown out of the library and the narrator's card is taken away. At the same time, the narrator and Louise are carrying on an affair in Elgin's house. Elgin tires of the noise and begins to come to breakfast in a foul mood. Louise and the narrator go on vacation to Oxford and make...

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