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Irina Dumitrescu

Irina Dumitrescu is working on a book about imperfection.

Medieval Smut

Irina Dumitrescu, 7 May 2020

In​ the early decades of the 11th century, a man called Warner who lived in Normandy wrote a very dirty Latin poem. Addressed to Archbishop Robert of Rouen, it relates the adventures of an Irish grammarian called Moriuht, who has a series of graphic and often disturbing sexual encounters while searching for his wife, who has been kidnapped. He is captured by Vikings, chained, flogged,...

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