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Something I’m sure you’d agree with him over. (SPL 76) This final line in Charles’s explanation of Atenism relies on the modern usage of ‘sun-worshipper’ to denote someone who enjoys tanning, and it is Will, the reader has just previously learned, who is ‘jolly brown’ (SPL 71). Like swimming, sunbathing sanctions manly undress, a way of viewing and appreciating the bodies of other men while still ostensibly working towards an improvement of one’s own. ’ Charles suddenly asked. I assured him I was fine, though the sunless room was surprisingly cool after the glare of the street.
62 This basic premise – and the productivity which it promises – has been developed variously. Lee Edelman views this application of straight time to queer experience as a product of the continual reinforcement of the ‘Child’ as the only hope of the future. He insists on a bold reclamation, by gay culture, of the death drive, and a rejection of the political practices which define an obligatory social investment in the future. 63 Edelman’s work is desirous of an ethics – one perhaps not fully realized – of non-futurity.
It was a display case of dark polished dowling, rather British Museum in appearance, within which stood a tablet of pale sandy stone, a couple of inches thick. On its smooth front face three contrasting heads were incised, full profile, in shallow relief. I inspected it appreciatively, and looked to Charles for information. He was nodding in satisfaction at having turned up something interesting. ‘Fascinating, isn’t it. ’ I looked again. ’ ‘Ah,’ said Charles with pleasure. ’ He chuckled, though it could by no means be the first time he had explained its mystery.