Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Demanding Dead

The Demanding Dead by Edith Wharton has arrived. I hadn't realized that the last story is the famously unpublished (not any more I suppose) incest scene. It's a bit steamy, words like 'flinging', 'vibrating' and 'burning' are used liberally and any guesses to what a 'third hand' might allude?. All this atop 'purple velvet cushions' . . .

Also - amidst all the doom and gloom about childhood one could do worse than flicking through the following Italian classic

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