Friday, February 27, 2009

Ask the Doctors

Plabnox Cures introduces its latest feature, "Ask the Doctors", in which Drs. Perofovich and Swinnard respond to viewers' queries.

Dear Dr. Swinnard,
I would like to read Henry and June from the unexpurgated diaries of Anais Nin, but I would like to know more about the content of the diary.
Literate Person.

Dear Literate Person,
The back cover of Henry and June says that the text explores the relationships of Nin with Henry and June Miller. Nin is enamored with June for the first fifth of the book, and after that she likely initiates a sexual relationship with Henry. I would speculate that the last 200 pages of this volume, and the three subsequent volumes, continue the repetitious, nonlinear, and fragmented diary form.
Dr. Swinnard

Dear Dr. Perofovich,
I'm thinking about reading Conduct Unbecoming by Randy Shilts, but would like to hear your review before proceeding with this lengthy tome.

Dear Reader,
The first 13 pages of the book contain the start of a detailed account of gays in the military throughout U.S. history. Later in the book, the author probably discusses ROTC on school campuses. I'm guessing he also includes quotes from interviews he conducted during his research.
Dr. Perofovich

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