94: Alien Hearts

What happens when the “modern woman” of the late 19th century takes a lead role in one of the oldest plots on the planet? How does social history finds its way into romantic psychology, and vice versa?

The Sometime Seminar discusses Alien Hearts (Notre coeur, 1890) by Guy de Maupassant (trans. Richard Howard, 2009).

Supplemental link: Julian Barnes on this and another recent translation of Maupassant in the LRB

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