Woman of the Dunes
An entomologist wandering the dunes in search of specimens is persuaded by local villagers to spend the night in a young widow’s shack at the bottom of a pit. In the morning the ladder has gone and, like the woman, he is forced to shovel sand out of the ever-filling pit to survive.
“like a dream. . pulsing with eroticism and despair. . from which you awake bolt upright in a cold sweat”