The Sacred and Profane Love Machine
Swinging between his wife and his mistress in the sacred and profane love machine and between the charms of morality and the excitements of sin, the psychotherapist, Blaise Gavender, sometimes wishes he could divide himself in two. Instead, he lets loose misery and confusion and—for the spectators at any rate—a morality play, rich in reflections upon the paradoxes of human life and the nature of the battle between sacred and profane love.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Snukes - LibraryThing
I found this book to be depressing. It glorified the affair and the destruction of the family, using a deux ex machina to create resolution that allowed the protagonist to escape any accountability. Gross. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - metamariposa - LibraryThing
Murdoch is a terrific writer--this was the smoothest, most elegant writing I've encountered in a while now that I'm not in English anymore and I'm slumming in most of my pleasure reading. The first ... Read full review