It was rare but not unheard of for an analysand tossed by tides of transference and desublimation to seek the safety of Dr. Kavalier's doorstep or by contrast inflamed with the special hatred of counter-transference to leave herself there in some desperate condition as a cruel prank like a paper sack of dog turds set afire.
("The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay")
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I was a big comics reader when I was a kid, from about six to fifteen. I collected them, I read them, I even created my own characters in comics.
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When he walked outside again, the sky was shining like a nickel and the air was filled with the smell of sugared nuts.
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