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  • n. The process of tearing apart of limbs from ones body


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  • "Long before 'The Prisoner Of Sex' dealt the final stroke to 'Harper's', Mailer was setting up his own morality , in which he could enact his own sparagmos by being torn apart by a horde of women, for he would not risk being outfaced by a single woman."

    - 'My Mailer Problem', Germaine Greer in Esquire, 1971.

    April 6, 2008