Dream of Venus Butterfly, A
by Fong, Rosa
- Dazzling Image - C4
A Magic Realist narrative of myth and power. Cathay is caught in the lush, tropical, but artificial, setting of the Lepidopterists' dream. In danger of becoming his sexual icon, she shifts between being the image of his fantasy and asserting her own desires - desires which play no part in his fanciful objectification. Cathay becomes increasingly absorbed in her own world of pleasure, until finally the beautiful metamorphosis of a butterfly becomes the catalyst for her transformation. - R.F.
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