Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Philip Roth's THE HUMBLING

In The Allure of Nymphets I briefly wrote about Philip Roth's The Breast. In the novella Professor David Kepesh said, “I want twelve- and thirteen-year-old girls. I want them three, four, five, and six at a time. I want them licking at my nipple all at once. I want them naked and giggling, stroking and sucking me for days on end."

I recently read Roth's The Humbling, which is about Axler's, a 65-year-old actor, affair with Pegee, a 40-year-old lesbian. Although, a twenty-five year age difference clearly qualifies as an age-discrepant relationship, another scene in the book was more striking.

While Axler and Pegee were making love, Pegee mentioned to Axler that she found him a blond, with crystal blue eyes, long strong legs, perfect breasts and a member of the Prescott swim team.

"The breasts," he said.
"She's nineteen. They're solid and they're just up there...Close your eyes. You want her to make you come?... Squirt it all over her. Now! Now! Yes, that's it - squirt in her face!"

Thus, Pegen knew that Axler would be more turned on by a forty-six year age difference than a measly twenty-five years.