Behavior characteristic of the manic phase of bipolar disorder.
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But then the thought of what they did to their marriage makes Mark despair, and in his desperation, in jerky phrases, he becomes at turns serious, then gross, then manicky Responding to the tragedy implicit in his tumult, Marlene becomes self-deprecating and guiltily calls herself a "bourgeoise bitch.
It's not until the next section, when the desperation and manicky feelings dissipate, that Mark gets to the depths of what he feels, the depression in it, and his sense of their tragedy.
Vika (Marina Politsejmako) is a stout older woman, a communist of the old school, a somewhat manicky, officious sort who loves to bully others.