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The Eroticism of Fat Men

“Fornication no longer teaches me anything”

“Fornication no longer teaches me anything: my desire is too universal, too permanent and too intense for me to have any desires,” he wrote to Alfred on May 13, 1845, when his profound reluctance to risk humiliation, along with the dampening of libido that often attends temporal lobe epilepsy, cost Rouen’s brothels a familiar patron.


Flaubert: A Life

By Frederick Brown


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