Quotation by Alexander Theroux

The Americanistic pitch, of course, was old hat on the Bible circuit, as were subterranean virility fears common, the latter always animating the former in the extra-defensive and recurrent dream of the evangelist in which he sees himself, in full color and cinemascope, a lantern-jawed begrenaded U.S. Marine leaping out of a trench to beat the living shit out of the Devil who, widespread was the assumption, wore perfume, spoke Russian, and carried a purse.
Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. Darconville's Cat, ch. 46, New York, Doubleday (1981).
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