Love Bite

Lautréamont's Shark Lover

‘The swimmer and the shark whose life he has saved find themselves face to face. They look into each other’s eyes for several minutes, and each is amazed to find such fierceness in the gaze of the other. They swim in a circle, not losing sight of each other, and they both say to themselves: “I was wrong until now; here is one more wicked than I.”’
—Comte de Lautréamont, Maldoror

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