This charming image – of a priest no less – had me searching all kinds of strange photos to illustrate it.  The deep fat fryer won the day.  See Mervyn Peake’s Swelter, another character of the same proportions. 

‘He was so fat that globs of blubber formed cocoons around his eyes.’


Source: Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation, trans. P.A. Bien (London: Faber and Faber, 1983), p. 394

Photo credit: huntlh at


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