"Men who pursue a multitude of women"

The narrator defines two contrasting types of Don Juan (see Bookmark, page 124): the “lyrical” and the “epic.” The former looks for that one ideal woman in all women and therefore is doomed to be disappointed by each one he meets, the latter is interested in what is unique about each woman and therefore enjoys all of them.

Tomas is an epic womanizer, the narrator assures us. But that may not remain the case, or may not actually be true (see Bookmark, page 237).