Search Results

Advanced Search

1 to 2 of 2 results

Sort by:

Filter by:


Article Types


A Gloomy Duet

Geoffrey Wall, 3 April 1997

Louis Bouilhet: Lettres à Gustave Flaubert 
edited by Maria Cappello.
CNRS, 780 pp., frs 490, April 1996, 2 271 05288 2
Show More
Show More
... the second and third volumes of Jean Bruneau’s Pléiade edition of Flaubert’s Correspondance. Maria Cappello has given Flaubert’s friend back to the world, reassembled and restored, though not, it should be said, resurrected. The comparison with Flaubert’s letters is entirely to Flaubert’s advantage. Bouilhet is remembered, if at all, not for ...

Like a Slice of Ham

Erin Maglaque: Unpregnancy, 4 February 2021

Abortion in Early Modern Italy 
by John Christopoulos.
Harvard, 360 pp., £39.95, January, 978 0 674 24809 0
Show More
Show More
... was partly conceived in the womb and partly conferred by others.Pregnancy was also pathological. Maria, from a village outside Rome, had been involved with Superio, a wealthy legume dealer who was also her uncle. (He kept a mattress secreted in his bean storeroom for sex.) Her pregnancy threatened to reveal the scandal to their neighbours. Superio purchased ...

Read anywhere with the London Review of Books app, available now from the App Store for Apple devices, Google Play for Android devices and Amazon for your Kindle Fire.

Sign up to our newsletter

For highlights from the latest issue, our archive and the blog, as well as news, events and exclusive promotions.

Newsletter Preferences